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Nahshon Cook

Nahshon Cook's poems have appeared in literary publications which include Spiritual Directors International, The Houston Literary Review, Post Poetry Magazine, and the Salmon Poetry Anthology Dog’s Singing. His first collection of poetry A New Beginning was published in January 2010 by Paper Flower Press and has been nominated for the 2011 Colorado Book Award. He has poems forthcoming in the Desperanto Press Anthology Bound By Secrets 3. 

At times he lives in Bangkok,Thailand.


 Nahshon's Origami micro-chapbooks & selected poems are available below.  

Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

Nonthaburi Immigration


Cover photo by Nahshon Cook

Nonthaburi  - a central province of Thailand


{mooblock=No. 1)}

Forty-five minutes into the taxi ride
to the immigration office
the driver realized he’d lost us.
So, he parked on the side of the road
and asked for help from a few different
passing pedestrians
which landed us at a Visa stamping office
for Thais wanting to go to Cambodia.
By now he was quite upset.
So, he hailed another taxi,
gave the driver the paper with the directions on it,
kicked me out of his car and drove off.
When we arrived
the taxi driver tried to charge me
eighty baht more than the meter said I owed.
I gave him exact change
and thanked him for his help.

Nahshon Cook © 2013



Cover photo by Nahshon Cook

{mooblock=The Gift of Goodbye}

and also
I’ve learned
that when the time comes
for me to go
I’ll be able
to walk away
Nahshon Cook © 2011



Cover painting by Dudley Pace

{mooblock=From the Sermon Preached at their Wedding}

The light of God
is people in love.
Nahshon Cook © 2011