by Helen Degen Cohen
"...celebrations of, sometimes couched as arguments with, W.C. Williams, David Lehman, Jorie Graham, Auden, Billy Collins, Thomas McGrath, Adam Zagajewski, and others, show not only that she has had many good days, but too, that her interest is as wide as her energy is dazzling, "spinning crazy on the iridescent surface." (from blurb by Roger Mitchell)
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In On A Good Day One Discovers Another Poet, Helen Degen Cohen presents a poetry of convergences where day meets night, past meets future, reader meets writer, the I meets the you, one Helen meets another. It’s a party, and as she says in “Dalloway Day,” “Everyone’s invited.” After all, as she asserts, “What’s the meaning of difference!” Part inventory, part bibliography, On A Good Day is set against “a multiglorious fabric” of history, mythology, literature, and movies. Like Whitman, Cohen is an egalitarian who turns to the word to define human vulnerability and empowerment, to document our legacy, our community. “O let us love our words! Our life!”