About The Authors

DAVID COOPER earned an MA in Creative Writing at The City College of CUNY where he won the Academy of American Poets Prize. His translation of Israeli poet Rachel Eshed's second book Havtachot Ktanot (Little Promises) is published by Mayapple Press (2006). His ebooks Glued to the Sky and JFK: Lines of Fire: A Verse Docu-Drama were published by PulpBits (2003). David’s poems are anthologized in XY Files: Poems on The Male Experience (Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997), and his poems and translations have appeared in numerous periodicals. The dramatic monologues in JFK: Lines of Fire are adapted entirely from spoken word texts and transcripts, a process that prepares him well to edit the interview transcripts that will appear in this book. He was a finalist in the 1999 Snake Nation Press book contest, and has been a semi-finalist in several other national contests, including the 2007 Pushcart Prize. David is also a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs where he specialized in media and communications. His prose has appeared in New York Journal of Books, examiner.com, New York Woman, Poetic Voices, Mind Body and Soul, The Israel Economist, and the wire services of the Associated Press. He has taught history, poetry, and writing on the middle school, high school, and college levels.

David lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Shoshana Cooper.

BETH ROSENBERG has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor, novelist, and journalist. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines in the mainstream and tech presses, including The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Boston Magazine; edited books for Harvard University Press; co-authored and -edited a well-known software technology textbook; and written three novels. She holds degrees in comparative literature and creative writing from Brandeis University and Emerson College, where she also taught creative and expository writing.

Beth lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband Simson Garfinkel and their three children.


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