Robert Cooperman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but has called Denver home for much of his adult life. He received a Ph.D. in 19th Century British Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Since then, he has published more than twenty full-length poetry collections, winning the Colorado Book Award for Poetry for In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains (Western Reflections Books). My Shtetl won the Holland Prize from Logan House Press. Draft Board Blues (FutureCycle Press) was named one of the Ten Best Books by a Colorado Author, of 2017, by West Word Magazine. His most recent collections are Go Play Outside (Apprentice House), which chronicles his lifelong unrequited love for basketball, Reefer Madness (Kelsay Books), about his misspent youth, Bearing the Body of Hector Home (FutureCycle Press), and also from Kelsay Books, A Nightmare on Horseback.
Cooperman lives in Denver with his wife Beth.
Paperback: 42 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (June 14, 2023)