BIOGRAPHY

"Using similar themes, Church, Tectonic Trill, and Bedside Surgeon craft a lifelike movie reel for the mind... except not for the mind, but for the senses. Cohen’s words force you not only to read them, but to feel them; to shudder them. Cohen unloads the use of systematic poetic devices into something more beautiful, desirable and fragrant."

- Raphael Klatzko, Co-Director of Wise Words Poetry Festival

"Heart-felt and poignant. Cohen's language breathes like Baldwin's Giovanni's Room but bravely navigates the new and bizarre transformations of queer culture..."

- Tom Duxbury, Literary Illustrator

International author Brad Cohen was born in Guernsey in 1989. His debut prose poem 'Church' was published in Fincham Press's anthology 'Purple Lights' (October 2016). Cohen's first visual poem 'Tectonic Trill' featured as part of the Hilbert Raum Gallery's (Berlin) exhibition 'Hummm...' (24 June - 3 July 2016)Cohen's short story 'Sugar Water' was published worldwide by Fourteen Poems as part of their London edition.

The film adaptations of his poetry from Church & Other Dirty Words (directed by Sian Alexandra Williams) were screened across the UK including Leeds Queer Film Festival and​ FRINGE Film Festival, as well as at international queer film festivals like FEST Portugal and Shanghai Pride Film Festival. The collection was also catalogued by BFI Flare.

He is currently signed with erotica publisher Berlinable writing prose, poetry and hybrid forms that explore queer sexuality. His first ebook with Berlinable, 'Outside These Lines' debuted at No.8 on Amazon's Gay Erotica Bestsellers list. 

 

Photography by Michael Diss