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 Suzette)
While we walked
Through the gardens
On that rain soaked
Spring Sunday afternoon,
Your mind saw visions
Of black pearl
As purple Russian sage
Danced through my dreams with you.

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