Aby Kaupang & Matthew Cooperman

Sep 28, 2017, 3:30 pm

Join the Guest Writers Series (GWS) and Hivemind: The Book Club of Salt Lake City for a reading and discussion with authors Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman.

Cooperman is the author of five collections, most recently Spool. Kaupang is the author of two books, most recently Little “g” God Grows Tired of Me and she is currently serving as the Poet Laureate of Fort Collins, CO.

Matthew Cooperman is an American poet, critic and editor. He is the author of five full-length collections of poems, including Spool, winner of the New Measure Prize (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2016), Imago for the Fallen World (w/Marius Lehene, Jaded Ibis, 2013) and Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press). Cooperman’s first book, A Sacrificial Zinc, won the Lena Miles Wever-Todd Prize from Pleiades in 2001.

Cooperman has also been active as a collaborator, working with such varied groups and persons as Sharon Butcher Dance, Marisol Eckert Collective, artist Lisa Cooperman, Italian artist Simonetta Moro, Canadian composer Libby Larsen, and British poet Lawrence Upton. In 2004 he co-founded the collective Accidental Vestments with the Romanian artist Marius Lehene. Since that time he and Lehene have been active on a number of projects, most notably the image and textbook Imago for the Fallen World. With the poet Aby Kaupang, Cooperman has authored a number of works, most notably the ongoing projects NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) and Jungle Book: A Memoir of Abilities. The two often perform together.

Aby Kaupang is currently serving as the Fort Collins Poet Laureate. She is the author of Disorder, 299.00 (Essay Press,2016), Little "g" God Grows Tired of Me (SpringGun Press, 2013), Absence is such a Transparent House (Tebot Bach, 2011) and Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable (Scantily Clad Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in Seattle Review,VOLT, Verse, Denver Quarterly, FENCE, The Laurel Review, Parthenon West, Aufgabe, 14 Hills, Interim, Caketrain, lo-ball and others. She holds masters degrees in both Creative Writing and Occupational Therapy.

This program is funded in part by a UH Competitive Grant.

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