Reid Winfrey is a California artist and teacher. He's been exhibiting for forty years throughout the U.S. and in England and Japan. His most recent work involves the figure and the portrait as vehicles for an exploration of surface and composition. You can see more work at ArtObject Gallery in San Jose, California.

“. . . 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: 2016-2017

COG Poetry Awards

READ

FICTION

 

Maureen McGranaghan

Kids Eat Free

 

Anjoli Roy

Tigers, Woman, Eels: A Family History

Richard Holeton

March Madness

Nicholas Olson

Float

POETRY
 
Jenny Lu

51. What are Two Rights of

   Everyone Living in the United States?

Empty School Buses

Marjorie Sadin
New Year's Eve 2018
Family Circus
Bounty

Nels Hanson

Lifers

Signal

Cathedrals

Crow, Angel, Man

911

Alexandra Haines-Stiles

Under Attack
Homewreck

Zeno Machine

  

Lana Bella

Self-portrait of Our Name

DS Maolalai

Laundry

Marianne Moore

Robert Beveridge

Walker

Chiron

Salt

The Traveling Salesman Problem

Sarah McCann

Wedding Morning

Upon Anniversary

Inauguration

The Movies

NONFICTION

Seth Fischer

Don't Stop Now

Larry Handy

Seeking Freedom in My Old

 Griefs: An Essay in Seven-

 year Intervals

Gish Jen

Interview

WATCH

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

COG remains deeply in awe of our 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 2018 and February 2019, respectively.

"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

 

READ MEGAN'S POEMS

 

LISTEN

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.

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