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Elizabeth Cohen is a writer, editor, journalist, mama, and dog person who hails from New Mexico. She is the author of five books of poetry, a memoir, a book of short stories, and a co-authored book about the first Navajo woman surgeon. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia and recently retired from her position as a professor of English from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh to work on her writing and as a full-time book coach. Her newest book of poems, Martini Tattoo, was published in the fall of 2022 from Alien Buddha Press.

A writing coach with dozens of clients, Elizabeth offers one-to-one editing and coaching services, mini workshops and bi-annual retreats in such places as Jalisco, Mexico; Vieques, Puerto Rico; Park City, Utah; Santa Fe, New Mexico, upstate New York, and the Cycladic island of Serifos, among other locales. She hosted a retreat this coming summer in Ojo Caliente Santa Fe NM, and is co-hosting with the writer and artist Miriam Garcia in the fall of 2022, at the La Canada ranch in Jalisco, Mexico.

NYT Notable Book Author

Oprah Magazine Book-of-the-Week

Former Editor (current fiction editor) Saranac Review

SUNY Plattsburgh Professor

Saint Julian Press Poet

Gotham Writers Workshops
Book Reviewer (American Book Review, @theinkwell,Alien Buddha Zine)
MacDowell Fellow
Columbia University MFA
Magna Cum Laude, UNM

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