Liz Laribee is an artist and organizer. Her illustration work has appeared in Occasionally Accurate Science (Nomadic Press, 2017) and Colonial Comics (Fulcrum Press, 2017). She has taught writing and art-making to children in and out of the classroom for her entire career.  She was granted the Spectrum Arts Award, the YWCA Emerging Leader Award, and the title of Artist in Residency for the City of Harrisburg.  She launched The MakeSpace Arts Collective, Sprocket Mural Arts, and DCBA Lawyers for the Arts in pursuit of arts advocacy.  Currently, she is a Graduate Assistant in the College of Information at the University of Maryland where she is pursing a master’s in Library and Information Science. She lives in Washington DC, happily.

“. . . poetry, like all imaginative creations, divines the human enterprise. This is poetry's social value.” 

 “Go somewhere. Do something. If you don't have a life, how are you going to tell a story about one?

- Gish Jen
whom Junot Diaz calls "the Great American Novelist we're always hearing about..."
Judge, 2017-18 COG Page to Screen Awards
- Major Jackson
Library of Congress and NEA honoree
Whiting Writers' Award and Guggenheim Fellowship Winner
Judge, 2017-18 COG Poetry Awards


WINNER: 2015-2016





Major Jackson



COG is honored to present an animated adaptation of Siamak Vossoughi's The Outdoor Movie, selected by Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) as winner of the 2015-16 COG Page to Screen Awards.


COGITATE 7 - "Exponential"

In this episode, we explore what poet Arisa White calls "the multiplying effects of one voice. Each story is unique, but together these narratives form  the harmonious chorus of - us. Enjoy the world Arisa's words unfold, the ocean-deep thoughts of veteran sailor and journalist Kimball Livingston, and some unforgettable sounds echoing in the minds of students at Cogswell College.  




Former WIRED Magazine Angry Nerd Chris Baker is back to pwn n00bs, declaim verse and drink tea. And he’s all out of tea. 

In this episode of COG's game and lit review series, Chris – still hunkerd down in the Baker Bunker – big ups Thomas Hardy. (I mean, who hasn't big-upped Thomas Hardy? We celebrate his work every day. Cough.) He also finds time to discuss Cuphead...

The Outdoor Movie, written by Siamak Vossoughi

COG Interview with Daniel Handler

COG proudly announces the incoming 2017-18
COG Poetry Awards & COG Page to Screen Awards final judges:
luminary poet Major Jackson, and esteemed novelist Gish Jen. 
Contests reopen in November 2017 and February 2018, respectively.

The Outdoor Movie is a mesmerizing evening: romantic, mysterious, flickering with wonder and curiosity and strange ideas and beautiful light. It’s over too soon and lingers in the brain like love, or at least a good movie about love. Like the characters in the story, I look forward to seeing more. 

- Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket

2015-16 COG Page to Screen Awards Final Judge