Bob Cooper has published five collections of poems: Bruised Echoes (Outposts, 1977), Light From The Upper Left (Smith Doorstop, 1994), Beyond Liathach (Tears In The Fence, 1995), Drinking Up Time (Redbeck Press, 1997) and The Ideal Overcoat (Jackson’s Arm, 1998). He has also written Making Poems, A Guidebook (Incredible Press, 1999).
He has had articles published in Epworth Review, has contributed articles to local and weekly newspapers, and written about fell-running, rock-climbing, and mountaineering for various outdoor journals and magazines.
He has won numerous Poetry Prizes including the 1993/94 Book & Pamphlet Competition, The Tears In The Fence Pamphlet Competition (in 1994/95), the Redbeck Press Pamphlet Competition (in 1996/97), and then the Jackson’s Arm Pamphlet Competition and the Dulwich Festival Competition in 1998.
He regularly performs his work and also works as a more-or-less freelance creative writing tutor, teaching adults and/or children.