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Chris O. Cook
is an NYC-based poet, essayist, activist, performer, and teacher.  His first collection of poems, To Lose & to Pretend, was published in the Fall of 2008 by Brooklyn Arts Press.




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5/3/11— Two-part instructional Poetry Video!

12/15/10—
To Lose & to Pretend review in Hyperallergic!

12/10/10— To Lose & to Pretend available as an e-book!

7/11/10—
Posted my first Poetry Video!

3/1/10—  
Poetry Blog launched.

8/6/09—
 Conversation between me and Joe Millar up on Boxcar Poetry Review website.

6/15/09
—  My "Writers at Work" interview with San Francisco Humanities Review is up here; thanks to all involved for the great experience.

5/28/09
—  Moved to NYC!

2/24/09
—  I've just learned that To Lose & to Pretend is being read in an Interdisciplinary Humanities course at San Francisco State University, as a result of the students voting to this effect.  Thank you, SFSU students; it is a great honor to be representing "modern poetry" to you.

2/17/09
—  Very kind review from JMWW Quarterly in their Winter '09 issue.  Thanks, Adam Robinson; glad you liked it.