Jane Cooper

1924–2007
A longtime resident of New York City, Jane Cooper grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. She traveled through Europe during the summer of 1947, noting the aftereffects of World War II and keeping journals of her travels. Though she suffered from primary immune deficiency, Cooper maintained an active life as a writer and mentor. She taught creative writing for 37 years at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion