David Cooper

Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 965-9337

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

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

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
White Lead by Susan Daitch
A Greater Music by Bae Suah
The Nix by Nathan Hill

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English, Hebrew
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New Rochelle, NY
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Last updated: Nov 21, 2016