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Cooper Dillon's Mission

Cooper Dillon is a small poetry press committed to upholding the virtues of Poetry as a high art and expression of truth, beauty, and sincerity: the values that make poems timeless.

Through the publication, distribution and promotion of positive and integrity-bearing full-length poetry collections and chapbooks, Cooper Dillon's full intent and purpose is to bring a sense of presence and joy via poems.

Cooper Dillon is dedicated to honesty, self-sufficiency (we don't take grants, government funding, endowments, donations or money from our authors), community building and evolution of the art form.

Become part of the Cooper Dillon Family by supporting our authors, teaching our books, and submitting your own work.


There are No Deadlines!

Having realized that "open" and "close" dates for a reading period are arbitrary, as well as obstacles for us to find works we'd love to bring to the community, Cooper Dillon Books now is happy to read submissions from poets all year round. If it feels right to share your work with us, we'd love to read it! Head to our Submissions page for full details and guidelines.

Rise and shine with Pretty, Rooster!

Pretty, Rooster by Clay Matthews

Need more sonnets in your life?
Pretty, Rooster by Clay Matthews is what you need!

Reb Livingston says, "These tender, introspective poems pulse patiently as the world spins around and shines light."
Christina Davis writes, "Matthews infuses the sonnet form with a folksy acoustic and bucolic slang, mixed with the kind of tenderness, vulnerability and knowing you found find in a Shakespearean jester."

This collection also features fresh comics by Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) and Micah Farritor (White Picket Fences). Order now from the store!

Visit the artblog to learn how you can get a special micro-print when you order Haunts and Pretty, Rooster together.

You can find all of our titles in the Cooper Dillon Bookstore.