David Cooper

Rookie (Louisville, Kentucky)

Biography of David Cooper

David Cooper began writing poetry at 18; he won his first poetry prize for a poem about the Vietnam War titled: 'Question.' He was a reporter for the Courier-Journal and has been an English teacher at Jefferson Community and Technical College for twenty-eight years. He won first place for faculty fiction in 1995 Metroversity Writing Contest for the short story, 'Have You Been Saved? ' He has published in the Kentucky Poetry Review, Jefferson Review, Bluegrass Literary Review, and Muse Magazine. Last December he won first prize for the poem, 'Bajan Girl.'

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(For Natalie)

She was dark and fine
with large African sunsets
for eyes.
You could see the whole world
in her eyes.
Her eyes reflected joy;
they mirrored the pain—

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