Allan Cooper writes with a simplicity and grace that belie the intensity of his attentiveness. Animated by the tensions residing between the grief of loss and the joy of presence, his poems open the minute movements of the domestic and natural worlds to view, coaxing the extraordinary out from the ordinary.
About the author
Allan Cooper has published a dozen books of poetry, including, The Alma Elegies, Gabriel’s Wing and Singing the Flowers Open. He has twice won the Alfred G. Bailey Award for poetry and received the Peter Gzowski Award in 1994. He is the founder of Owls Head Press and has been the editor of the intermittently-published literary journal Germination since 1982, when he took it over from Harry Thurston. Cooper is also a songwriter and performer. His recent musical projects include Rosedale and Songs for a Broken World. He lives in Alma, New Brunswick.