Ira Cohen  

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Ira Cohen (February 3, 1935- April 25, 2011) was an American poet, publisher, photographer and filmmaker. He was born in the Bronx, New York City, to deaf parents. Cohen has lived in Morocco and in New York City in the 1960s, he was in Kathmandu in the 1970s and traveled the world in the 1980s, but has since returned to New York, where he spent the rest of his life.


  • Seven Marvels (Bardo Matrix, Katmandu 1975)
  • Poems from the Cosmic Crypt (Bardo Matrix and Kali Press, Katmandu 1976)
  • From the Divan of Petra Vogt (Cold Turkey Press, Rotterdam, 1976)
  • Gilded Splinters (Bardo Matrix, Katmandu 1977)
  • The Stauffenberg Cycle and Other Poems (Uitgeverij 261, Amszterdam 1981)
  • The Hashish Cookbook (Panama Rose néven, 1966)
  • Media Shamans Ratio 3 (with Gerard Malanga és Angus MacLise, Temple Press, London 1991)
  • On Feet of Gold (Sinergetic Press, London 1986)
  • Minbad Sinbad (Didier Devillez, Brüsszel 1998)
  • Wo das Herz ruht (Switzerland, 2001, translated by Florian Vetsch)
  • Kaliban und Andere Gedichte (AltaQuito Press, Göttingen, 1999, translated by Florian Vetsch)
  • Poems from the Akashic Record (Goody, New York 2001)
  • Chaos and Glory (Elik Press, Utah 2004)
  • Cornucopion - Bőségszaru (Új Mandátum and I.A.T. Press, Budapest, 2007, translated by Gabor G Gy

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