Category Archives: POETRY

THE BONES OF SEPTEMBER

by Mitchel Cohen, from The Permanent Carnival   Two vast and trunkless legs of steel Like silent Pharaohs over Wall Street stood Scraping the vast canvas of immortality

ZELENSKY: COKE ADDICT?

Watch this first: https://twitter.com/i/status/1624078475773583360                             New words by Mitchel Cohen to tune of Kodachrome by Paul Simon   When I look back at all the coke I snort in Ukraine It’s a wonder I can breathe at all And though the lack […]

KATIE HALPER FIRED BY “THE HILL” FOR CHALLENGING ISRAEL’S APARTHEID AGAINST PALESTINIANS

Right on to Katie Halper and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for challenging the Democrats in Congress over their financing of Israeli apartheid. Germane to Katie’s post below is a poem/song I wrote in 1988: https://www.mitchelcohen.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Here-it-Stops-1988.mp3   from Mondoweiss Katie Halper loses job at ‘The Hill’ after calling on progressives to dismantle Israeli apartheid The firing of […]

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! CLICK HERE to read it, and read along! Mitchel Cohen recites his In Memoriam, a poem he has read […]

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 […]