Monday Poets: Marion Cohen & Gina Myers

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The final Monday Poets event for 2021 and the 27th year of the series.

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One of the longest continuously running FLP progams, now in its 27th year, the Monday Poets Reading Series showcases a variety of talented poets with local and national reputations.

Marion Cohen

Marion Deutsche Cohen is known, in particular, for her writings (poetry and memoir) on three topics: spousal chronic illness, late pregnancy loss, and math. She is the author of 32 collections; her newest poetry collection is “Stress Positions” (Alien Buddha Press), and her latest prose collection is “Not Erma Bombeck: Diary of a Feminist 70s Mother” (Alien Buddha Press). Forthcoming is “Disturbing Shapes” (New Plains Press) and “Negative Aspects” (dancing girl press). She is also the author of two controversial memoirs about “well-spousery”, a trilogy diary of full-term-pregnancy loss, and “Crossing the Equal Sign”, about the experience of and her passion for math. She teaches a course she developed, Mathematics in Literature, at Drexel University’s Honors College. Other poetic inspirations are classical piano, singing, Scrabble, thrift-shopping, four grown children, two grown step-children, and six grands. Her website is .

Gina Myers

Gina Myers' most recent book, Some of the Times, was published by Barrelhouse in October 2020. She is the author of two other full-length poetry collections, A Model Year (2009) and Hold It Down (2013), as well as several chapbooks. In addition to poetry, she has published essays, reviews, and articles for a variety of publications, including Hyperallergic, Frontier Psychiatrist, Fanzine, The Rumpus, and The Poetry Project Newsletter.

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