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David Cooper

Author's Bio

David Cooper is a poet, translator, and book critic. His translation of Israeli poet Rachel Eshed’s book, Little Promises, is published in a bilingual edition by Mayapple Press. In its Hebrew original, this collection of intense erotic poetry won the 1992 AKUM prize in Israel. His translation of one of the poems in Little Promises was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. You can download pdf files of his two poetry collections, Glued to the Sky and JFK: Lines of Fire (PulpBits, 2003) on his website. His book reviews appear in New York Journal of Books, and he is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Glued to the Sky (PulpBits, 2003), JFK: Lines of Fire (PulpBits, 2003)
Anthologies:
XY Files: Poems on the Male Experience (Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997)
Journals:
Archipelago, Davka, Green Mountains Review, Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Passages North, Pudding Magazine
Prizes:
Academy of American Poets College Prize

David Cooper Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
White Lead by Susan Daitch, A Greater Music by Bae Suah, The Nix by Nathan Hill
Favorite Books:
Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen, Paper Conspiracies by Susan Daitch, Philip Roth's American Trilogy, The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus, Mating by Norman Rush, Collected Poems by Paul Goodman, Trilce by Cesar Vallejo, Sonnets by Bernadette Mayer, Eden by Yael Hedaya, Thera by Zeruya Shalev, In the Illuminated Dark by Tuvia Ruebner, Only Yesterday by S. Y. Agnon, The Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, Leeches by David Albahari, Retelling by Tsipi Keller, Houseboat Days by John Ashbery
Favorite Authors:
Catullus, C.P. Cavafy, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, Charles Reznikoff, Basil Bunting, W. H. Auden, Muriel Rukeyser, Philip Larkin, Ai, Rita Dove, C. K. Williams, Dahlia Ravikovitch, Zeruya Shalev, Susan Daitch, Philip Roth, Amos Oz, A. B. Yehoshua, William Gaddis, William Gass, Norman Rush, Haruki Murakami, Paul Auster

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Listing last updated: November 21, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, Hebrew
Born in:
Bronx, NY
Raised in:
New Rochelle, NY

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