This week’s featured poem from Slate is entitled The Fear of the Dark and is written by Nan Cohen. As always, I would encourage you to check out this link to Slate’s poem page to hear Nan Cohen read her poem aloud. Hearing a poet read their work is such a great experience, and it doesn’t have to be confined to coffee shops and poetry readings. Just click this link and inject a bit of poetry into your everyday life.
Nan Cohen, according to her website, has published a book of poems entitled Rope Bridge (2005). She teaches in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California, and serves as the Poetry Program Director of the Napa Valley Writers Conference. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
The Fear of the Dark, by Nan Cohen