Alternating Current PressYour CartAlternating Current Press CatalogAlternating Current SubmissionsFootnote: A Literary Journal of HistoryThe Coil: An Independent MagazineSpecial Projects & AnthologiesAlternating Current Awards, Scholarships, & GrantsAlternating Current EventsAbout Alternating Current PressAlternating CurrentFollow Alternating Current Press on TwitterFollow The Coil Magazine on TwitterRead & Follow The Coil Magazine on MediumLike Alternating Current Press on FacebookRead, Rate, Review, & Follow Us on GoodreadsBuy Our Books on AmazonSupport Us on PatreonSubmit to Alternating Current Press on SubmittableFollow Us on InstagramSubscribe to Our Channel on YouTubeFollow Us on VimeoFollow Us on ElloFollow & Listen to Us on SoundcloudFind Us on Poets & WritersFind Us on DuotropeView Our Latest Press Release on DropboxJoin the Alternating Current Mailing List on SendInBlue

Uncity, Lean: Poems by Michael Cooper

Uncity, Lean: Poems by Michael Cooper Uncity, Lean header banner

Uncity, Lean
Poems by Michael Cooper

Uncity, Lean cover artwork

“Chain-linked trauma rendered and refracted through searing intellect.”
—Deirdre Fagan,
author of Have Love and The Grief Eater



Uncity, Lean captures images of growing up in the Inland Empire, through the lens of urban surrealism, intertwined with war PTSD, childhood trauma, abuse, suicide, and an unconditional nexus of friendship. Michael Cooper doesn’t shy from the visceral or the unkind, but also reverences the idee fixe and the keening bonds of our necessary yesses. This is the story of unbecoming, dis-integrating, unlearning. Absence as presence. An echo of “be, not seem,” returning as a love call to the universe so near at hand, home.

Content warnings: suicide, childhood trauma, child abuse, dog death

Uncity, Lean on Square

Perfectbound Trade Paperback $16.99


Uncity, Lean on Square
Buy Uncity Lean at PayPal
 Buy Uncity Lean at Amazon
 Buy Uncity Lean at Bookshop
 Buy Uncity Lean at Indiebound
 Buy Uncity Lean at Barnes & Noble
 Buy Uncity Lean at Books-A-Million


Buy Uncity, Lean merchandise at Cafe Press


Libraries, Universities, & Booksellers


•Booksellers ordering direct from us can get a 60/40 split, no shipping costs, returns accepted. Enter quantity here.
•Contributing authors ordering direct from us can enter quantity here.
•For reviewers, promotional outlets, or desk copies, please request a copy.

Praise for Uncity, Lean


“There is something of Jason Isbell and a little of William S. Burroughs and a good deal of Michael Cooper off on his own distinctive and trippy thing in these powerful poems of trauma and memory.”
—Benjamin Goluboff,
author of Ho Chi Minh: A Speculative Life in Verse



“Chain-linked trauma rendered and refracted through searing intellect.”
—Deirdre Fagan,
author of Have Love and The Grief Eater


To blurb this book, please request a copy.

About Uncity, Lean

• Poetry
• Published by Alternating Current Press
• 5” x 8” Perfectbound Trade Paperback
• Cream Paper, 106 Pages
• Print ISBN-13: 978-1-946580-22-1
• First Edition: February 2, 2021
Permalink | Short URL: tinyurl.com/uncitylean
Request Review Copy

Uncity, Lean

[scroll inside box if text is blank]
[Download Press Release PDF]

Images for public use for Uncity, Lean


Click to view/download high-resolution front cover in: [JPG], [PNG].



Click to view/download high-resolution full jacket in: [PNG], [JPG]. Contact us for PDF.



Click to view/download banner in [PNG].



Click to view/download image in [JPG].



Click to view/download image in [JPG].



Click to view/download image in [JPG].

This feature is coming soon.

Sneak Peek at Uncity, Lean
[scroll inside box if text is blank]

Reviews for Uncity, Lean

To review this book, please request a copy.

Goodreads
Amazon

About Michael Cooper

MICHAEL COOPER is an Inland Empire poet, PoetrIE member, MFA student, veteran, and father of two great sons: Markus and Jonathan. His work is in Tin Cannon, The Pacific Review, The Chaffey Review, The Coil, The Camel Saloon, The Los Angeles Review, H-NGM-N, The Berkeley Review, The Portland Review, The Sky Is a Free Country: The Luminaire Award Anthology Vol. 1, and other fine (but wild) publications. Michael would like to make you aware that the splash zone includes the first eleven rows.

About artwork for Uncity, Lean

Front and back cover designed by Leah Angstman. Cover and interior artwork by Mad Max.






If you like this, you might also like: