Joseph Cohen, Ph.D., is still working on a through-line for his life. He has been a street musician, a jazz guitarist, a copy editor, a fact checker, a publicist and a newspaper reporter. A clinical psychologist for the past twenty years, Joseph directed mental health programs at a Bronx clinic for children with HIV and a Manhattan syringe exchange, and taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice from 2002 to 2015. He maintains a private practice with a focus on LGBT issues. Joseph’s essay, “What Age Is Shame?” was recently published in Studies in Gender and Sexuality.
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~ James Baldwin
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.