© Brad Cohen 2020

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 'Hug & Release' was published worldwide by Elska Magazine 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. 'Outside These Lines' consists of a lyric essay exploring the politics and culture surrounding cum, a prose poem about threesomes and a short story about 'new voyeurism' in the internet age, all through the theme of colour.

Working with the LGBTQI+ charity, Liberate, Cohen's advice column broke ground in being the first of its kind in the Channel Islands.

Cohen is currently studying his MLitt in creative writing at the University of Glasgow, working on his first full collection of writings and co-hosting and executive producing the Queer Corner Podcast Show.

 

Photography by Michael Diss