Peter Cooley

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Peter Cooley
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Born November 19, 1940
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation Poet and Professor of English
Nationality United States of America
Period 1960s-present
Genre Poetry

Peter Cooley (born November 19, 1940) is an American poet and Professor of English in the Department of English at Tulane University. He also directs Tulane’s Creative Writing Program. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he holds degrees from Shimer College, the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa.[1] He is the father of poet Nicole Cooley.

Career[edit]

Prior to joining Tulane, Cooley taught at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He was the Robert Frost Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 1981.

Poetry and awards[edit]

Cooley has published eight books of poetry, all with the Carnegie Mellon University Press.[2] He received the Inspirational Professor Award in 2001 and the Newcomb Professor of the Year Award in 2003.[3]

Poetry collections[edit]

  • The Company of Strangers (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1975)
  • The Room Where Summer Ends (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1979)
  • Nightseasons (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1983)
  • The Van Gogh Notebook (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1987)
  • The Astonished Hours (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1992)
  • Sacred Conversations (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998)
  • A Place Made of Starlight (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003)
  • Divine Margins (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Literary Encyclopedia Accessed August 13, 2008.
  2. ^ Carnegie Mellon University Press Poetry Titles Accessed August 13, 2008.
  3. ^ [1] Accessed January 2nd, 2009.

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