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Peter Zachary Cohen (1931-) Biography

Personal, Career, Member, Writings, Sidelights

Born 1931; Education: University of Wyoming, B.S., 1953, M.A., 1961.


Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, Manhattan, KS, associate professor of English, 1961—. Member of Wabaunsee County (KS) Planning Commission, 1969—. Military service: U.S. Army, 1954-56.


Authors Guild.


The Muskie Hook, illustrated by Tom O'Sullivan, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1969.

The Bull in the Forest, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1969.

Morena, illustrated by Haris Petie, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1970.

The Authorized Autumn Charts of the Upper Red Canoe River Country, illustrated by Tomie de Paola, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1972.

Foal Creek, illustrated by Alan Moyler, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1972.

Bee, illustrated by Richard Cuffari, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1975.

Deadly Game at Stony Creek, illustrated by Michael J. Deas, Dial Press, 1978, reprinted, Puffin Books (New York, NY), 1993.

Calm Horse, Wild Night, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1982.

The Great Red River Raft, illustrated by James Watling, A. Whitman (Niles, IL), 1984.

Heyday Squares II, self-published, 1993.

Contributor, Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, editor, Utah: A Journey of Discovery, Gibbs Smith Publishers (Salt Lake City, UT), 1999. Columnist, "The Skylight," in The Prairie Falcon (regional Audubon Society monthly). Contributor to periodicals, including The Rotarian, Rural Papers, and American Dance Circle.


Peter Zachary Cohen once told SATA: "I enjoy almost anything connected with the field-and-stream out-of doors; live on a small farm raising sheep, horses and chickens under fence, coyotes, rabbits, owls and the evening stars, too, I guess, by letting them run loose. I return from those contacts with a renewed sense of wonder at the world. And I write to try to discover more about the 'whys' and 'what ifs' of the attitudes and situations I feel and observe. The extra fun is to try to discover them in an interesting way."

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