A sonnet and sonnet-like poetry collection ranging from travelogue to monologue, social commentary to solitary musing.
About the Author
Wyn Cooper has published three poetry collections, including Postcards from the Interior (BOA, 2005). His lyrics were recorded by Sheryl Crow for her hit song "All I Wanna Do." He collaborates on spoken word/music recordings with novelist Madison Smartt Bell, organizes the Brattleboro Literary Festival, and in 2009 worked for the Poetry Foundation at the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.
"Wyn Cooper has produced an exciting book that resounds deliciously. His poems can be deftly succinct even while they roam out of the body. The poems in his fourth book, Chaos is the New Calm, span landscapes and speak with wit and often with an even-handed rhyme." Midtown Review
"In his new book, Wyn Cooper offers plain-spoken poems remarkable for their subtle echoes and balance of cultural sophistication and bare, formal construction. In these poems, the human condition is an infernal condition where the restlessness of the spirit and the intellect is only cooled by a steady, meditative gaze at our lives, that is then offered up as a distinctive sound that sings our beauty." Major Jackson