Robert Cooperman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and received a BA from Brooklyn College, whose bogus and interminable football fight song he and college friends love to inflict on unsuspecting acquaintances. In 1974 Cooperman enrolled at the University of Denver, where he earned a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and 19th Century British Literature. Since then, Cooperman has published 18 poetry collections, most recently Draft Board Blues (FutureCycle Press), which was named one of Ten Great Reads by Colorado authors of 2017 by West Word Magazine. In The Colorado Gold Fever Mountains (Western Reflections Books) won the Colorado Book Award for Poetry in 2000. My Shtetl won the Holland Prize from Logan House Books. Also, forthcoming in late 2018 is Their Wars, from Aldrich Press. Cooperman lives in Denver with his wife Beth.