I offer an unusual piece of prose, of creative nonfiction, about four men in a hospital room. I am one of them. The first draft was written in a morphine haze, when I imagined the connections between us as having ancient roots. In hospital room 2E, you’ve got four men in white-sheeted beds, the four […]
J.L. Cooper is an author and practicing psychologist writing about the lyricism of everyday life and the deepening of the relational world. He received the Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open Prize, TQ9, judged by Pulitzer winner Adam Johnson. Additional awards are First Place in Short Short Fiction in New Millennium Writings, 2013, Second Place in Essay in Literal Latte, 2014, and First Runner-up for the 2016 nonfiction prize in Story Quarterly. His full-length book of poetry, An Ocean Large Enough (WordTech Communications) is available on Amazon Books. His short stories, poetry and a craft piece have appeared in numerous journals including The Manhattan Review, Oberon Poetry Magazine, Hippocampus, Leveler, The Tishman Review, 3Elements Review, Structo, The Sun (Reader’s Write), and in other journals and anthologies.