David Cooper is a poet, translator, book reviewer, and journalist. His translation of Israeli poet Rachel Eshed’s book, Little Promises, is published in a bilingual edition by Mayapple Press. In its Hebrew original, this collection of intense erotic poetry won the 1992 AKUM prize in Israel. His translation of one of the poems in Little Promises was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Novelist Tsipi Keller says, ”It is hard to speak of Rachel Eshed’s poetry without mentioning ‘fire:’ her poems virtually burn on the page, and David Cooper’s renditions not only do justice to the the original but magnify its richness.”
You can download pdf files of his two poetry collections, Glued to the Sky and JFK: Lines of Fire (PulpBits, 2003) on his website.
He also covers the NY Jewish Culture beat for examiner.com and is compiling an archive of oral histories of Jewish-American marriages. A selection of these oral histories will be published in a form yet to be determined as I Am My Beloved’s, a collection of interviews and photographs of Jewish-American couples that explores the intersection of each couple’s identities as a couple and as Jews and will reflect the diversity of the Jewish-American community.