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educator , poet

Shirley Pollan-Cohen, American Poet, educator. Avocations: crocheting, making jewelry, walking, reading, attending concerts. F C. Poets and Writers grantee, since 1986. Volunteer Share the Gift of Literacy program, Bronx Community College, since 1998. Member Poets and Writers (grantee 1986-1991), Bronx Poets and Writers Alliance (board directors 1983-1990), International Women's Writing Guild, Phi ThetaKappa.

Background

Pollan-Cohen, Shirley was born on June 6, 1924 in New York City. Daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Flatow) Pollan.

Education

Student, City University of New York, 1967.

Career

Editor newsletter, Bronx Community College, CUNY, 1974-1976;administrative assistant, Bronx Community College, CUNY, since 1980. Tutor English as Second Language students, since 1993. Consultant Bronx Council on Arts, 1983-1990.

Achievements

  • Avocations: crocheting, making jewelry, walking, reading, attending concerts. F C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Performer poetry Bronx Museum Arts, Academy Gerontological Education and Development, Bronx Community College, College of Mount St. Vincent, Fordham University, Kingsbridge Heights Community College, Hostos Community College, City University of New York, Lehman College, City University of New York, also others. Contributor poetry to Bronx Roots I, II and III, Connections, Grub Street, Jewish Currents, Heiroglyphics Press, Garland, also others.

Membership

Volunteer Share the Gift of Literacy program, Bronx Community College, since 1998. Member national women's committee Brandeis University. Member Poets and Writers (grantee 1986-1991), Bronx Poets and Writers Alliance (board directors 1983-1990), International Women's Writing Guild, Phi Theta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Crocheting, making jewelry, walking, reading, attending concerts.

Connections

Children: Robert, Linda.

father:
Benjamin Pollan

mother:
Anna (Flatow) Pollan

children:
Robert Pollan-Cohen

Linda Pollan-Cohen