Unfathoming by Andrea Cohen

My editor for my second book suggested Andrea Cohen's poetry to me and I loved it!  Andrea's use of language creates exciting and fresh images.  The work is so evocative.  Andrea uses an unusual word, and a concrete new reality is formed, which is the launching point for what comes next.  I'm looking forward to reading more from her.  Buy Unfathoming here.

 

From "Puzzle"

It's a puzzle. / Make piles of blue, // of black, of rain. / Let the pieces // sift together: it / only looks like ruin.

 

"Still Life"

We say / that: still // life, the way / we say stay // to the dog / already gone.

 

"Silence:

Not an absence / of blackbirds // singing, but / an abundance // of blackbirds / listening.