Professor of English. B.A., English, Colgate University; M.A., Creative Writing, University of Colorado; Ph.D., English, Ohio University.
Professor Cooperman teaches poetry writing workshops, ecopoetics, and literature courses, focusing on the literature of the intermountain west, the poetry of witness, and the postmodern novel.
He is the author of five poetry collections: Spool, winner of the New Measure Prize (Free Verse Editons/Parlor Press, 2015), Imago for the Fallen World (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), Still: Of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006), and A Sacrificial Zinc (2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. Four chapbooks exist as well: Little Spool, winner of the Pavement Saw Chapbook Prize (Pavement Saw, 2015), Still: (to be) Perpetual (dove|tail, 2007), Words about James (Phylum Press, 2005), and Surge, winner of the Wick Prize (Kent State University, 1998). Recent poetry and criticism have appeared in Jacket, New American Writing, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Lana Turner, VOLT, Free Verse, Denver Quarterly, and Gutcult, among others. A founding editor of the exploratory prose journal Quarter After Eight, he is a co-poetry editor at Colorado Review. With his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, he curates the EveryEye reading series.