Have you ever thought about writing poetry but have no idea how to get started? Or maybe you have a journal somewhere where you are indeed writing poems, but wonder if you could ever get them published. Esther Cohen is a writer, teacher, and activist. Besides her novel, Book Doctor, and her nonfiction books, she’s published two books of poetry. Her poems have appeared in literary journals like Alimentum and First Word, in the New York Times, and on the NPR radio show “On Being.” Esther is constantly writing and she posts a poem a day on her website, esthercohen.com.
We publish poems in our Poet’s Corner on Woman Around Town and we have had the honor of publishing several of Esther’s poems in that space. In this WAT-CAST, she offers advice and inspiration for anyone who wants to write poetry. Click to listen to her interview with Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti.