Selected Poems by Jim Cohn


999 Hours

1,000,000-Year Poem

After My Car Is Totaled In A Rockslide

Allen As A Teacher—Notes for Boulder Theater Premiere of Howl


Barbed-Wire Mind

Birthday Dress

Black Diamond Mind


Bombshell Incarnation

Brief Proposal for American Karmic Studies

Can't Downsize The Void

Cobra City

Contributing To The One Great Poem

Covering Mud With Straw

Coyote Steals The 2000 Presidential Election

Dial Tone Times Nirvana

Di’bil Ibn Ali’l-Khuzai

Each Faded Mile

Emily “Venus” Dickinson

Even Now, As You Enter My Poems

Flop Rap

George Washington Bridge

Ghost Dance

Girdled With Chains

Hardwood Visions

Havana Sedan

Hello, I’m Jim Cohn & I Don’t Endorse Or Unendorse This Poem

Human Eye In Palm Of Open Hand

Idle Trains

If Every God

In The Dark Days Of The Obama Presidency

In Which Room Do You Reside?

Ink Spots

Jack Kerouac Seen Running Around The Ball Fields Of Basra

Jayne Cortez

Jemez Mountains Meditation

John Lennon’s "God"

Journey To The Center Of The Optogram

Long Road To Tijuana

Lost Obama Race Speech Fragment


Machu Picchu Meditation

Maria Dolores


Meat Cove, N.S.

Memory Ashes

Military Forensic Prisoner #58,102

Monks Pour Sand Mandala Into Mississippi River

Moonlight In Vermont

My Love, You Are Like Glen Canyon

My Video Game

National Treasure V. National Disgrace

Not A Lost Dream

Not Truth's Fault

Notes From A Talk By Amiri Baraka

Notes From A Tribute To Allen Ginsberg By Sharon Olds

Notes From Gary Snyder Speaking At Reed College 60 Years After Graduation

Notes To A Young P-Borg

Ode To Fallen Trees

Ode To Swat

Omneya’s Mobile Morgue

Padre Trail

Paria Canyon

Peter Orlovsky’s Jack Kerouac Lecture & Revelation:
Penny Lane, 13 March 1995

Playing Alone By Herself

Plumber's Satori

Poem Writ While Listening To "Deep Elem Blues"

Prairie Falcon

Promised Land

Quien Sabe Mountain

Rhett Butler Was No Suicide Bomber

Saddle Up, Gopikaas

Samsara Remembers "Morning Dew"

Scripture Of Many Winds


Single White Male

Sitting On A Log Over Middle St. Vrain Creek

Space Station 69

Starving Man’s Neighbors Let Him Die

Superknowledge No Superpower Has

Su Tung P'o: The Hits

Sunflowers In Black

The Dream's Within Myself

The Future Always Finds Us Changed

The Rabbi Poems

The Reincarnation Of Anne Frank

The Route Of The Dead Man

The Secret Desire Of Fear

The White Cliffs Of Nirvina

Three Sisters

To Express Myself Fully

To Observe Without Being Observed

Tote Road

Treasures For Heaven

Tundra Mudra

Typewriters Were Subject To Police Registration, But Not Guns

Ute Pass

Wasted Beauty

Wedding Night in New York

What I Learned, The Hard Way

When I Was The Court Astrologer

When Robots Cry

When Skeletons Make Love

Whether I Like It Or Not

Whitman In Vegas

Whitman Photograph At La Sebastiana

Why Gambling Is Spiritual

World Grief

Yanti Creek Meditation

You, Multiples Without End