I'm a a poet, literary translator, book critic, & Shoshana Cooper's trophy husband. Download my two poetry collections from my website and buy my translation of Rachel Eshed's Little Promises. Also see my website, my Live Journal, my blogs on wordpress, and blogspot, my Facebook profile, my professional Facebook page, my Twitter profile, and my Friendfeed; see my Google profile for a more comprehensive list of my web 2.0 websites.

My 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. 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 original but magnify its richness."

I am the author of two poetry collections, "Glued To The Sky" and "JFK: Lines of Fire" (Burlington VT: PulpBits, 2003). PulpBits went out of business in March 2007. Download these ebooks on my website.

I review books for New York Journal of Books, and have taught history, poetry, and writing on the middle school, high school, and college levels.

Davar Torah Shabbat Ra’eh



This morning I delivered a Davar Torah on Parashat Ra’eh, the weekly Torah portion, at Park Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn. My talk’s sources include Deuteronomy 11:26 -12:28, Max Vogelstein’s book “Fertile Soil: A Political History of Israel Under the Divided Kingdom,” and “A Homily on Political Messianism,” a blog post by my American-Israeli cousin Sam Shube. Here is a link to the text of my Davar Torah:

David Cooper, Davar Torah, Shabbat Ra’eh, PSJC 27 Aug 2011 

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