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Karen Coody Cooper

Author's Bio

My portrait was painted by Monica Brown (www.mbrownart.com). I prefer writing in an uncomplicated manner, basic and easily understood, whether professional materials, short stories, or poetry. My museum career and teaching kept me busy and almost fulfilled, but writing is my passion. After settling in Tahlequah, capitol of the Cherokee Nation, I co-edited a Cherokee anthology and started Tahlequah Writers. We produced a writer's festival Voices From Ink with Lauren Zuniga as our guest poet. There's a lot of talent in these Ozark foothills!

Publications and Prizes

Women on Poetry (MacFarland & Company Inc, 2012), Through the Kitchen Window (Berg Publishers, 2005), Through the Kitchen Window (Beacon Press, 1997), Rooted Like the Ash Trees (Eagle Wing Press, 1987), A Gathering of Spirit (Firebrand Books, 1984)
Alura, Black Mountain College II, Conatus, Gatherings: The En'owkin Journal of First North American Peoples, Hobo Jungle, Manhattan Poetry Review, Sail
My book Fault Line: Vulnerable Landscapes won 2010 Best Book of Poetry by the Oklahoma Writers Federation and was a finalist in the 2010 Oklahoma Book Awards, Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry also awarded me a Grand Prize in 2013 and another award in 2016.

Karen Coody Cooper Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
history tomes
Favorite Books:
To Kill a Mockingbird, Ethan Frome, Great Expectations, Stones in the River
Favorite Authors:
Fiction: Edith Wharton, Carson McCullers, Charles Dickens, William Faulkner, Thomas Hardy Poetry: Joy Harjo, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Rod McKuen, Sylvia Plath, Nathan Brown, Gary Snyder, Lauren Zuniga, Shaun Perkins

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Listing last updated: October 19, 2016

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Native American
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Born in:
Tulsa, OK
Raised in:
Collinsville, OK

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