POET & PUBLISHER

‍John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper

Jack is co-publisher at Poets Wear Prada and

All Profiles

John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper is the creator of These Are Aphorithms (http://aphorithms.blogspot.com), author of Ten (Poets Wear Prada, 2012), and Ten … more (Poets Wear Prada, 2016), the last, perhaps appropriately, having entered the collections of ten university libraries, in the United States, Canada, Spain, and Vietnam. His American English translation of Wax Women, with French texts of the original poems by Jean-Pierre Lemesle and photographs by Henry Jacobs (International Art Office: Paris, 1985), drew acclaim and dedicated full-window display from the Gotham Book Mart in New York — legendary fishing hole to the “wise” — when released in the United States the following year. His work has appeared widely, in print and online, most recently in The Opiate, The Blue Mountain Review, and Paris Lit Up 8. Off the page, he appears in Anthony Donovan’s Good Thinking, Those Who’ve Tried to Halt Nuclear Weapons, named Best Documentary at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015; in Coldhearts: A Poetical (Part One), directed by Bruce Edward Sherfield, in 2019 (parts two and three are currently in production); in interview, by poets Joshua Corwin, for his Assiduous Dust Podcast, in 2021, and Rufo Quintavalle, for the Rooms of Revelation series, its pilot episode, forthcoming from Unknown Light Productions (Paris). He has been featured at readings in New York, Paris, and Berlin. Editor and Co-Publisher of Poets Wear Prada, he is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Paris.