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David Cooper

"Writer, translator, and trophyhusband"

Brooklyn, NY, USA
male, age 59
married
Speaks: hebrew, english
Joined Feb 23, 2009
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Hometown NYC, NY 
Homepage http://davidfcooper.com  
Birthday Dec 27, 1954  
Languages hebrew, english  
About Me I am a poet, translator, book reviewer, and journalist.

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: http://davidfcooper.com

My translation of Israeli poet Rachel Eshed's book Little Promises is published in a bilingual edition by Mayapple Press: http://www.mayapplepress.com/BookPages/Eshe
d.htm 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."

My co-author and I are seeking Jewish-American couples willing to be interviewed and photographed for a book on Jewish-American marriages and publishers interested in publishing this work: http://belovedbook.googlepages.com/home

I cover the Jewish culture beat for www.examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/x-2807-NY-Jewish-Cu
lture-Examiner and review books for New York Journal of Books: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/search?q=Da
vid Cooper
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Pets 1 Cat  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions jewish  
Eating Habits Pescatarian  
Wild Fact About Me DAVID COOPER earned an MA in creative writing at The City College of CUNY where he won the Academy of American Poets Prize. His ebooks were published by PulpBits (2003) and his poems are anthologized in "XY Files: Poems On The Male Experience" (Santa Fe: Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997). His translation of Israeli poet Rachel Eshed's second book Havtachot Ktanot (Little Promises) is published by Mayapple Press (2006). His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous periodicals. He was a finalist in the 1999 Snake Nation Press book contest, has been a semi-finalist in several other national contests, and was nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize. He is seeking a print publisher for his two ebooks of original poems and Jewish-American couples willing to be interviewed and photographed for a book on Jewish-American marriages he is co-writing.
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope Young adults half my age who are aware, creative/innovative, and inclusive.
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What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me fear disguised as racism/prejudice, intolerance  
Passions language  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me religious fanatics, ignorance  
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Quotation Do not be daunted by the enormity of the worlds grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.-The Talmud
Interests human sexuality, Judaism, History, Liberal Politics, Jazz, Art House and foreign Cinema, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Modern Art  
Books poetry, Literary Fiction  
Music jazz  
Movies foreign, independent films, drama  
TV Shows Ovation Art Channel, Book TV on C-SPAN 2, Book TV on CSPAN, Maddow, olbermann, HBO series  
Favorite Foods dates and figs, curry  
Favorite Places the mountains, woods, forests, New York City  
Can't Live Without my laptop with internet connection!, my fitness workout, good books, good sex, engaging conversation, My marriage, my inner life  
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