IRA Cohen

IRA Cohen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ira Cohen (born February 3, 1935) is an American poet, publisher, photographer and filmmaker. He was born in the Bronx, New York City, to deaf parents. Cohen has lived in Maroc and in New York City in the 1960s, he was in Kathmandu in the 1970s and traveled the world in the 1980s, but has since returned to New York, where he now resides. In 1961 Cohen took a Yugoslavian freighter to Tangier, Morocco where he lived for four years. He published GNAOUA, a magazine devoted to exorcism and Beat Generation poetry, introducing the work of Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, Harold Norse and some other Burroughsonians (The Interzone). GNAOUA also featured Jack Smith, and Irving Rosenthal. He also produced Jilala, a mythic recording of trance music by a sect of dervishes, which was recorded by Paul Bowles. A Hashish Cookbook got published under the name of 'Panama Rose. Ira lived for some time on Spain's Costa del Sol, specifically in or near Torremolinos while it boasted only one one-story hotel -- which was closed for years because of an inheritance dispute.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135874454
  • 9786135874457