Randy Kohan

Rain of Naughtspreviousnext Ekstasis Editions

In his first collection, Hammers and Bells, published by Ekstasis Editions, Kohan cast a wide net over universal myth and collective experience in poems infused with deep spirituality and sensuality. Rain of Naughts, his second collection, is equally rapturous, with language both reverential and concise. Informed by history, landscape, and the echo of some of Russia’s greatest poets — Pasternak, Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva — Rain of Naughts is a lyric cloudburst that signals a change in the weather of Canadian poetry.

"Rain of Naughts is a prayer. I read it in one breath, could not stop, felt my heart pulsing almost Chekhovian."
~ Ella Zeltzerman, poet, author of small things left behind

Randy Kohan’s poetry has appeared in Writing the City: Poets Laureate of Edmonton, 2005 – 2013, Koleso and Canadian Russian News (Alberta-wide Russian language newspapers) and the Moscow daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Rain of Naughts is his second collection of poetry. In 2013, Ekstasis Editions published Kohan’s first collection, Hammers and Bells. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta with his wife and their two sons.


ISBN 978-1-77171-135-7
72 pages
6 x 9
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