David Cooke (poet)

Review: David Cooke’s ‘A Murmuration’ reviewed in the TLS

We are delighted.  A review of  David Cooke’s poetry collection, A Murmuration, appeared in the TLS (August 19-26, 2016).  Reviewer, John Greening wrote: “There are distinct successes, such as the responses to Rodin’s “The Burghers of Calais” and Bruegel’s “Hunters in the … Continue reading

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Beautiful artwork: Cooke’s A Murmuration gets noticed!

At Two Rivers Press, we pride ourselves on producing beautiful books. It  is especially gratifying when someone else agrees that they are indeed beautiful. The London Magazine, tweeted about the beauty of the cover of David Cooke’s A Murmuration. Get … Continue reading

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PBS Autumn 2015 Bulletin: David Cooke’s A Murmuration

A Murmuration is endorsed in The PBS Bulletin’s list of recommended reading for the Autumn 2015: “Mining his family roots in the west of Ireland and his Catholic upbringing in Berkshire, A Murmuration is a moving meditation on heritage and … Continue reading

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David Cooke was born in the UK but his family comes from the West of Ireland. He won a Gregory Award in 1977, while still an undergraduate at Nottingham University. His retrospective collection, In the Distance, was published in 2011 by Night Publishing. A new collection, Work Horses, was published by Ward Wood in 2012. His poems, translations and reviews have appeared widely in the UK, Ireland and beyond in journals such as Agenda, Ambit, The Cortland Review, The Interpreter’s House, The Irish Press, The London Magazine, Magma, The Morning Star, New Walk, The North, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Reader, The SHOp and Stand. Married with four grown-up children, he was for many years the Head of Modern Languages at a large comprehensive school in Cleethorpes. More recently, he has earned his living as an internet bookseller, but is now happily retired