Poetry

Recent work

Shigeru’s Cave
Surfer’s Prayer
The Inner Sea 
Ishmael’s Leg
The Roses of Heliogabalus
Katabasis
Poet’s Corner
The Last Two Speakers of Nuumte Oote Are No Longer Talking to Each Other

Competitions

Shortlisted in the Live Canon Poetry Competition in 2011–14.
Shortlisted for The Bridport Prize in 2008, 2010–14.
Shortlisted for the Basil Bunting Poetry Award in 2010.
Shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award in 2007, 2009.

Publications

Cooper, M. (2014) ‘Shigeru’s Cave’. In: Eastman, H. (ed.) Live Canon 2014 Anthology. London: Live Canon. pp. 24-25.
Cooper, M. (2012) Six poems. In: Cooper, M., Franklin, J., Greasley, H. (eds.) The Inner Sea. Available online: http://www.markdcooper.com/files/The%20Inner%20Sea%20by%20MC,%20JF%20&%20HG.pdf. (Accessed: 2nd Feb 2015) Winchester: Landlocked Press. pp. 1-8.
Cooper, M. (2013) ‘Water Memory’. In: Eastman, H. (ed.) Live Canon 2013 Anthology. London: Live Canon.
Cooper, M. (2012) ‘Weather’. In: Eastman, H. (ed.) Live Canon 2012 Anthology. London: Live Canon.
Cooper, M. (2011) ‘Water Memory’. In: Eastman, H. (ed.) Live Canon Poems for Christmas CD. [Audio CD] London: Live Canon.
Cooper, M. (2011) ‘The Clay Body’. In: Eastman, H. (ed.) Live Canon 2011 Prize Anthology. London: Live Canon.
Cooper, M. (2006) Four poems. In: Dunn, D., and Piper, K. (eds.) Stolen Weather. St. Andrews: Castle House Press. pp. 14-22.

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The Inner Sea

The Inner Sea is a collection of poems by three emerging UK poets. Subtle echoes resonate throughout this small anthology. There are subjects as unexpected as mythical sea monsters, smartphone stargazing and alternating themes of relationships, philosophy and art.

Three quite different styles and sensibilities overlap in this book; let yourself sink into them, seeing what each current brings.”

— Brian Evans-Jones, Hampshire Poet 2012

Poems by Mark Cooper, Joe Franklin & Hugh Greasley.