Matthew Coopeman


1530 Rolf Court
Fort Collins, CO 80525-1220

Author's Bio

Matthew Cooperman is the author of, most recently, NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified), w/Aby Kaupang, (Futurepoem, 2018), as well as Spool, winner of the New Measure Prize (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2016), the text + image collaboration Imago for the Fallen World, w/Marius Lehene (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move(Counterpath Press, 2011) and other books. Numerous chapbooks exist in addition, including Disorder 299.00(Essay Press, w/Aby Kaupang, 2015). A founding editor of Quarter After Eight, and co-poetry editor of Colorado Review, Cooperman teaches at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, and their two children. .

Publications & Prizes

NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) (Futurepoem books, 2018)
Spool (Parlor Press, 2016)
Imago for the Fallen World (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013)
Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011)
Daze (Salt Publishing, 2006)
A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades Press, 2001)
Prizes won: 

Jovanovich Prize, University of Colorado

Utah Wilderness Society Prize

O. Marvin Lewis Essay Prize (Weber State)

INTRO Award (Academy of American Poets)

Lena Miles Wever Todd Prize (for A Sacrificial Zinc)

New Measure Prize (for Spool)

Pavement Saw Chapbook Prize (for Little Spool)

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New Haven
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Redwood City, CA
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Last update: May 21, 2019