Issue 12 cover artist Roger Camp is the author of three photography books including the award-winning Butterflies in Flight (Thames & Hudson, 2002) and Heat (Charta, Milano, 2008). He considers his first serious photograph to be the one he took at the age of ten when he climbed a pine tree to photograph Yosemite Falls from a different point of view.

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“Time is a conversation that

continues to move whether or

not you are paying attention.” 

“And I loved the way my voice sounded, so rich and full, when it came out.

- April Sinclair
YA Legend, honored by the
American Library Association
voted #43 Favorite Author of the 20th Century
Final Judge, 2018-19 COG Page to Screen Awards
(contest opens in February)
- Hieu Minh Nguyen
Poet, Performer, NEA fellow, featured on
PBS Newshour and named one of
"15 Poets You Need to be Reading in 2018"
Final Judge, 2018-19 COG Poetry Awards
Deadline: January 31, 2019


WINNER: 2016-2017

COG Poetry Awards





Sheldon Lee Compton

Last Friend in Red Knife


Emily Zasada


duncan b barlow

After the Ossuary

Charles Rafferty

The One I Ran Down on Sugar Street

Travis Tyler

True Freshman


Marni Berger

Getting to the End of the Earth

Hieu Minh Nguyen


April Sinclair


Robert Wexelblatt

On Plagiarism


COG is honored to present an animated adaptation of Megan Merchant's Lullaby,

selected by 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate as winner of the 2016-17 COG Page to Screen Awards.

Lullaby, written by Megan Merchant

"Winner Megan Merchant's poetry has the sudden fall into dream, tenderness, awakenings and delicate and crystalline images - the tone and lines are just right and seem to be in the language of a forest at night and the unseen eye in the wave."

- 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate

2016-17 COG Poetry Awards Final Judge





COGITATE 9 - "Poetical"

For your listening pleasure, we rev up this episode with 2018 Berkeley Grand Slam Champion Abe Becker's poetry. Some call Abe the Poet Laureate of Awkward - you decide. Hard on his heels, Cogitate presents devastating, scintillating poetry by Vernon Keeve III, and gorgeous short prose by Nancy Au.