Matthew Cooperman

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Matthew Cooperman

1530 Rolf Ct. • Ft. Collins, CO 80525 • (970) 988-7834 • (650) 369-2004 •
Ph.D in English, Ohio University, 1998.

M.A. in Creative Writing, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992.

B.A. in English, Colgate University, 1986.
Books: Spool, Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2015 (poetry)

Imago for the Fallen World, Jaded Ibis Press, 2013 (text + image, w/Marius Lehene)

Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move, Counterpath Press, 2011 (poetry)

DaZE, Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006 (poetry)

A Sacrificial Zinc, Pleiades/LSU Press, 2001 (poetry)
Chapbook: Little Spool, Pavement Saw, 2015 (poetry)

Still: (to be) Perpetual, Dove/Tail Books, 2007 (poetry)

Words About James, Phylum Press, 2006 (poetry)

Surge, Kent State University Press, 1999 (poetry)
Poems in: 1913, ACM, American Literary Review, American Letters & Commentary, Anti, Bath House,

Bellingham Review, Black Warrior Review, Bombay Gin, Boston Review, Caketrain, Cannibal, CHAIN,

Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Connecticut Review, Connotation, Controlled Burn, Copper Nickel, Counterpath, Cream City Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Diagram, Double Room, ecopoetics, Electronic Poetry Review, Fogged Clarity, Fourteen Hills, Free Verse, Gargoyle, Ghost Town, Graham House Review,

Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, High Plains Literary Review, Hotel Amerika In Quire, Interim, International Quarterly, The Journal, Kenyon Review, key satchel, Kinesis, Laurel Review, LIT, The Literary Review, Little Red Leaves, Maisonneuve, Many Mountains Moving, Matter, Mid-American Review, The News, New American Writing, New Delta Review, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, /nor, Ommnidawn Blog, Paragraph, Parthenon West, Pavement Saw, Permafrost, Plainsongs, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Quarter After Eight, Saltfront, Sentence, Shiny, Sonora Review, Sou'wester, Sniper Logic, Sugar House Review, Sycamore Review, Tampa Review, Third Coast, untitled, Verse, VOLT, Witness.
Essays, Reviews, Interviews: American Book Review, American Studies International, Angelaki:

A Journal of Theoretical Humanities, Chicago Review, ecopoetics, Denver Quarterly, Double Room, ecopoetics,

Field, Iowa Review, ISLE, jacket, jubilat, New Letters, Pleiades, Poetry International, Quarter After Eight, Reading Under the Sign of Nature, Rolling Stock, Salt, Sniper Logic, Weber Studies, Web Conjunctions, West Branch, The Writer's Chronicle, Verse.

New Measure Prize for Spool, Free Verse Editions, 2015

Pavement Saw Chapbook Prize for Little Spool, Pavement Saw, 2015

Residency Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, 1998-9.

Teaching Award (2), University of Colorado, Boulder; (2) Colorado State University.


Pushcart Prize nominations (5).

E. Marvin Lewis Award for Best Annual Essays, Weber Studies.

Colorado Book Award, Finalist for A Sacrificial Zinc.

Lena Miles Wever Todd Prize for A Sacrificial Zinc, Pleiades/LSU Press.

Wick Chapbook Prize for Surge, Kent State University.

Finalist for The Bakeless Prize, Brittenham Prize, Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, Colorado

Prize, New Measure Prize, Sentence Book Award, Cleveland State Poetry Prize, Elixir

Prize, The Journal Prize, Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize, Green Rose Prize,

Futurepoem Prize, Nightboat Book Prize,

INTRO Series Award, Associated Writing Programs.

Billee Murray Denny Poetry Prize, Lincoln College, Illinois.

Jovanovich Prize, University of Colorado, Boulder.


AWP Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2015 Cafe Bazaar, San Francisco, CA, 2015

AWP Conference, Seattle, WA, 2014 New Mexico State University, NM, 2014

Bad Shadow Affair, Denver, CO 2014 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2013.

SP CE Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 2013 Cody's Books, Berkeley, CA, 2013

Sacramento Poetry Center, CA 2013 Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2013

MLA Conference, Seattle, WA 2012 AWP Conference, Chicago, IL 2012

AWP Conference, Washington, DC 2011 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 2011

AWP Conference, Denver, CO 2010 Gypsy House, Denver, CO 2010

Kent State University, OH, 2009 Atheneum, Philadelphia, PA 2009

SUNY Buffalo, NY 2008 Earshot, Brooklyn, NY 2008

Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2007 San Francisco State University, 2007

Earshot, Brooklyn, NY, 2007 SUNY Buffalo, NY 2007.

Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, 2006 Matter Books, Fort Collins, CO 2006

Vancouver Public Library, Canada 2005 Many Mountains Moving, CO 2005

National Poetry Foundation, Orono ME 2004 Colorado State University, CO 2003

Denver University, Denver, CO 2003 The Ear Inn, NYC 2003

Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA, 2003 Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO 2003

Bertha's Mussels, Baltimore, MD 2003 Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA 2002

Checkpoint Charlie, New Orleans, 2002 University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2002 Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, 2002

Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO 2001 University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990-2001

National Poetry Foundation, Orono, ME, 2000. Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1999

Ohio University, Athens, OH, numerous 1994-98 FAWC, Provincetown, MA, 1998

Full Professor, Colorado State University, 2015-present.

Associate Professor, Director of Creative Writing, Colorado State U, 2008-11.

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2003-present.

Assistant Professor, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA, 2002-2003.

Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1999-2002.

Teaching Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1999.

Instructor, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1997-8.

Teaching Associate, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1993-7.

Lecturer, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1992-3.

Teaching Associate, University for Youth, Denver University, Denver, CO, 1990-1.

Reading Specialist, University Hills Elementary School, Boulder, CO, 1988-89.


Co-Founder, Director, EveryEye: A Reading Series, 20010-present.

Director, Creative Writing, CSU, 2008-11.

Director, Literacy Through Prose and Poetry, 2008-present

Founder, Co-Curator, Accidental Vestments Collaborative, 2004-present.

Poetry Editor, Colorado Review, 2007-present.

Creative Writing Committee, Readings Committee (Chair), Writers Harvest Committee

(Chair), Ram Welcome (Chair), Colorado State University, 2003-present.

Grants Board, Arts and Humanity Assembly of Boulder, 2001-2002.

Judge, Wick Chapbook Prize, Kent State University, 2001.

Contributing Editor, Quarter After Eight, 1998-2001.

Guest Editor, Colorado Review, 2005.

Editor, Tattered Fetlock, 1993-present.

Poetry Editor, Shankpainter, 1998-9.

Founding Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Quarter After Eight, 1993-1998.

Poetry Editor, Sphere, 1994-5.

Graduate Student Director, Visiting Writers Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990-2.

Travel Liason, The Novel of the Americas, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990-2.


Academy of American Poets, 2001-present.

Modern Language Association, 1997-present.

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, 1996-present.

ACLU, 1995-present.

Associated Writing Programs, 1992-present.


Poetry, Ecopoetics, Poetry of Witness, Ekphrasis, Creative Nonfiction, Literature of the West.


NOS, w/Aby Kaupang, hybrid memoir, complete, shopping.

Jungle Book, hybrid memoir in progress.

The Atmosphere is Not a Perfume it is Odorless, in progress.

Questioning (the) Witness: Interviews in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

American Green: Tendencies in American Poetry, scholarly book of ecopoetics.

Green Horizons: Toward an Ecopoetics, scholarly book of ecopoetics.

Plumbing Center: Essays on Place, Relationship and Community, creative nonfiction.

"An Earth of Actual Value": Ecopoetics in Poetry and Practice, recent scholarship, editor.

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