Michael Cooper is an inland empire poet, PoetrIE member, CSUSB MFA student, Veteran, and father of two great sons: Markus and Jonathan. You can find his work in The Los Angeles Review, Tin Cannon, The Pacific Review, The Chaffey Review, The Camel Saloon, Split Lip, The Berkeley Review and many other fine publications.. Michael performs his poetry widely and would like to make you aware that the splash-zone includes the first 11 rows.
Cooper is currently finishing several manuscripts as he works through his last year as an MFA student at CSUSB, under the tutelage of Julie Paegle, Chad Sweeney, and Juan Delgado. His recent efforts include Uncity, Lean a full length poetry book that fixates on the inscape of urban life under a formalist/surrealist lens. He is also branching into a procedural/found/documentary poetics with another manuscript tentatively titled Bird Fish. A compulsive and experimental writer he looks forward to many years of exploration in the field.
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