Hannah Cohen (Bad Anatomy) lives in Virginia. She has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She's currently a contributing editor for Platypus Press and co-editor of the online journal Cotton Xenomorph. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in december, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Calamus Journal, Luna Luna Magazine, Yes Poetry, FIVE:2:ONE, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She's received Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominations.


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Hannah Cohen is a poet who isn't afraid. Cohen's chapbook starts off with an inverse aubade, the last line digging a knife into my heart, "I leave/nothing." The rest of the chapbook follows suit, except Cohen leaves a lot. Cohen leaves my heart, my lungs, my brain, my kidneys, my mouth full with everything I can muster to feel. Cohen wonderfully brings us into the grotesqueness of the modern world and the internet with its fast-paced ability to give us information and experiences ("Today I learned there are babies/born with their intestines/outside their little baby bellies./I don't know how I spent/three hours on Google"). She does this in a way that feels real and original, lending her voice out into the world.

— Joanna C. Valente, author of Marys of the Sea & editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault