Category Archives: POETRY

POEMS: THE PERMANENT CARNIVAL & IN MEMORIAM

Mitchel Cohen recites the lead poem in his book, The Permanent Carnival (order by clicking on the picture on the Left, please), with orchestration (such as it is) and ooomph! CLICK HERE to hear the poem! Mitchel Cohen recites his In Memoriam, a poem he has read aloud at memorial services for dozens of friends […]

ON PINOCHET’S CAPTURE (song by Mitchel Cohen & Victor Jara)

Song by Mitchel Cohen and Victor Jara click here to listen LISTEN TO THIS SONG BY CLICKING HERE ON PINOCHET’S CAPTURE Words & Music by MITCHEL COHEN I awoke one day it was early September A prisoner in my own land For fighting against the war that my country Was waging against Vietnam How sad […]

IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

Like invisible ink encoded in our genes Spring, irrepressible, suddenly emerges baked in the sun. Global warming, tornadoes, nukes, imperialist wars, collateral damage for a few minutes slip out of mind, out to sea with bin Laden’s body and Fukushima’s rods. We have too few moments uncluttered. Remember how joyous life could be? Recharge those […]