Julia Cohen

Julia Cohen is the author of Triggermoon Triggermoon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) and ten chapbooks. Her work appears in journals like Colorado Review, New American Writing, and Octopus Magazine. She is the Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly.

Self-Machinationi & Motesii: an Essay on Attempt

By Julia Cohen

i This word was found on the web of flesh between thumb & pointer. On the day our stranger broke the kite in a park waxing with leashless dogs, strollers, bubble pipes. No words met me in the grass. Your word knelt under the bed of the left hand. Your word stood up & shook its mane like splinters from an exploding coffin.