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David F Cooper

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My poetry is mostly narrative and dramatic on historical and midrashic themes; I write lyrical poems as well, but I tend not to write autobiographically. I have also translated contemporary Israeli poetry from the Hebrew. In addition to writing I'm a shutterbug; my website has a link to my photos on flickr.

I am the author of two poetry collections, "Glued To The Sky" and "JFK: Lines of Fire" (PulpBits, 2003). PulpBits went out of business in March 2007, but you can download free PDF files of these ebooks on my website or read them on-line at BookRix:

My 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. My translation of one of the poems in "Little Promises" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Novelist Tsipi Keller says, "It is hard to speak of Rachel Eshed's poetry without mentioning 'fire' : her poems virtually burn on the page, and David Cooper's renditions not only do justice to the original but magnify its richness."

I review books for New York Journal of Books and cover the NY Jewish Culture beat for