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Author: Rob Cook

Rob Cook lives in New York City's East Village. He is the author of six collections, including THE CHARNEL HOUSE ON JOYCE KILMER AVENUE (Rain Mountain Press, 2018), ASKING MY LIVER FOR FORGIVENESS (Rain Mountain Press, 2015), Undermining of the Democratic Club (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), Blueprints for a Genocide (Spuyten Duyvil, 2012) and EMPIRE IN THE SHAPE OF A GRASS BLADE (Bitter Oleander Press, 2013). His recently re-released Last Window in the Punk Hotel was a Julie Suk Award finalist. Work has appeared in Asheville Poetry Review, Caliban, Fence, A cappella Zoo, Zoland Poetry, Tampa Review, Minnesota Review, Aufgabe, Caketrain, Many Mountains Moving, Hampden- Sydney Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Colorado Review, BOMB, Sugar House Review, Mudfish, Pleiades, Versal, Weave, Wisconsin Review, Ur Vox, Heavy Feather Review, Phantom Drift, Osiris, etc.

Asking My Liver for Forgiveness
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Asking My Liver for Forgiveness

Rain Mountain Press

Poetry. After a subtly disturbing, two-month illness of fatigue, depression, creepy psychological states, psychotic rage, and tickles of low-gradenausea, I woke up the morning after Thanksgiving, 2013, with an itchy chest and abdomen. My immediate, ...

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The Charnel House on Joyce Kilmer Avenue
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The Charnel House on Joyce Kilmer Avenue

Rain Mountain Press

Fiction. Rob Cook's THE CHARNEL HOUSE ON JOYCE KILMER AVENUE presents the reader with an 'I' spectacularly divorced from the human race. Hilarious, laugh-out-loud funny, Cook's brilliant prose portrays the jinxed world of a college student making hi...

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Diary of Tadpole the Dirtbag, Second Edition
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Diary of Tadpole the Dirtbag, Second Edition

Rain Mountain Press

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Part Charlie Chaplin, part Rimbaud, visionary poet Rob Cook recreates childhood and young adulthood in one of the funniest yet emotionally potent collections to appear. DIARY OF TADPOLE THE DIRTBAG is biography compresse...

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Empire in the Shade of a Grass Blade
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Empire in the Shade of a Grass Blade

The Bitter Oleander Press

Poetry. "Eschewing neat closures, Cook creates poems that arguably compose one long gesture, the sections open to and echoing each other, all held together by the pain of a unblinking awareness as well as by a ubiquitous freshness in the writing—if ...

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Last Window in the Punk Hotel
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Last Window in the Punk Hotel

Rain Mountain Press

Poetry. Finalist for the Julie Suk Award. "LAST WINDOW AT THE PUNK HOTEL is the most recent collection from one of Americas most daring poets. It can be unnerving to read the reality Rob Cook brings to his language, especially when it gets so close ...

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