Driving at Night in October

Driving at Night in October


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A book of poetry by J.L. Cooper.

About the Author

J.L. Cooper was an author and psychologist in Sacramento, California. His writing highlights the lyricism in everyday life, relational mysteries, and the elevation of subjective experience. He has received five literary awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essay, including the Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open Prize, TQ9, judged by Pulitzer winner Adam Johnson, and the Grand Prize in Poetry, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, 2018, judged by Pulitzer winner in criticism Lloyd Schwartz. His full-length book of poetry, An Ocean Large Enough (David Robert Books) is available on Amazon Books, as are his two books of short stories, The Sages of 47th Street and A Perfect Stillness, and a novella, Spell of the Pelicans. His short stories, poetry and a craft piece have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals including The Manhattan Review, The Comstock Review, New Millennium Writings, Oberon Poetry Magazine, StoryQuarterly, Cutthroat, Hippocampus, Leveler, The Tishman Review, 3Elements Review, Structo, and several other journals and anthologies. His website is: jlcooper.net.

James passed away at home with his family in October, 2018 after a 5-year battle with cancer. This is his final book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732663138
Publisher: Five Warblers Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

Table of Contents

Note on the Kitchen Counter


The Unexpected Closeness of Wind

A Little Observation

Before She Had Words

The Ropes on Scalloway Pier

The Brahms Conundrum

A Season Worth of Green

Hands Across a Hickory Table

Bend (Haiku)

Zinnias (Haiku)

Path (Haiku)

A Gathering of Sighs

The Curious Joys of Nanny

Driving at Night in October

Clinical Note Template for Men in Therapy (Expand as Necessary)

Under the Great Gray Sky


Mowing the Lawn with Dad

Path of the Favored Leaf

Women on a Bench

Wish of the Baker's Wife

For Alison Balsom and the Scottish Ensemble


Butt-Call on Speakerphone at Starbucks

This Rush of Quails

Eulogy With Paper Lamps

An Excellent End of Everything

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