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Sage Cohen’s debut poetry collection is an unwavering, steady-gazed inquiry into the self. With courageous, often beautiful language, evocative imagery, and an original voice, these poems — sometimes melancholy, always wise, and imbued with gratitude for the world’s myriad gifts — take us from New York City, to San Franciso, and finally to Portland, Oregon as we accompany the speaker on her difficult, but ultimately illuminating, journey of inner unfoldment. Cohen’s insights and discoveries are hard-won, and she generously shares them with us here.
Mari L’Esperance, author of The Darkened Temple
This book is a must have for anyone who has loved deeply on the path to finding your truest self. If you love Mary Oliver, Sharon Olds or Louise Gluck, you’ll be very pleased to discover Sage Cohen and keep her poems on your nearest nightstand or safe inside an everyday backpack. I adore this book.
Jen Lemen, founder of Mondo Beyondo
As I read Like the Heart, the World, I think: these poems know what they are talking about. These poems are wise. These poems are brave. These poems speak their mind. I’m fond of the idiosyncrasies and the quirkiness in Cohen’s work – a red-hatted woman, the hungry yellow throats of daisies, a man wearing the `wrong’ shirt. I’m interesting in what the poems have to say – about fathers, about losing babies, about being alone, about how to grow. Most of all, I feel nourished by Cohen’s words. I think it’s because each of the poems contain a shining truth. These poems deserve our attention. Buy this book, and pay it proper attention.
Fiona Robyn, author of small stones: a year of moments