Jane Cooper was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1924. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including Weather of Six Mornings (1969), winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Maps and Willows (1974); and Green Notebook, Winter Road (1994). Cooper’s other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Shelly Memorial Award, a Maurice English Poetry Award, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She also held the title of New York State Poet from 1995 to 1997 and taught at Sarah Lawrence College from 1950 to 1987. Jane Cooper died in 2007.
Audio Recordings of Jane Cooper
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Jane Cooper reading her poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 26, 1970