From Freak Lip: “Try to Relax Your Body” by Julia Cohen

“Try to Relax Your Body,” excerpt from book-length essay, Freak Lip



Julia Cohen’s most recent book is a hybrid collection, I Was Not Born (Noemi Press, 2014). Her poetry books are Collateral Light (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014) and Triggermoon Triggermoon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). Her poetry and nonfiction appear in journals like Nat.Brut, Juked, The Rumpus, Boston Review, BOMB, and Entropy. With Abby Hagler, she curates a monthly interview series about authors’ early childhood obsessions at Tarpaulin Sky. She can be found at