Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Glimmer Train, The Hudson Review, etc. Her poetry collections include Furs Not Mine (Four Way Books 2015), Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry 2009), and The Cartographer’s Vacation (Owl Creek Press 1999). She has received a PEN Discovery Award, Glimmer Train’s Short Fiction Award, and several fellowships at The MacDowell Colony.
Where the sugar dollars have not yet reached is not far: look no farther than the cane fields, where a boy wields a machete half his size. What is the size Continue reading
In the minute it took to fetch the blue bowl from the kitchen to pick the just-ripe cherries, the blackbirds had come. They picked the branches clean, ascending into their own Continue reading
All day the tree has been falling from its fruit. The sound is terrible. It’s the part even hardened reporters leave out of the story. The fruits roll into the ditch. Continue reading