Reading: Rachel Wood, Matthew Cooperman, Poupeh Missaghi, Sunday, February 4, 2024, 7pm

Join us on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 7pm at Counterpath (7935 East 14th Ave. in Denver) for a reading by Rachel Wood, Matthew Cooperman, and Poupeh Missaghi. Free and open to the public.

Rachel Franklin Wood grew up in Laramie, WY. Currently she’s an adjunct lecturer and bookseller in Boulder, CO. Her poems have appeared (or will soon appear) in Annulet, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Hayden’s Ferry Review, smoke and mold, We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, and elsewhere.

Matthew Cooperman is a poet, educator, editor and ecocritic. He is the author of, most recently, Wonder About The, winner of the Halcyon Prize (Middle Creek, 2023) as well as NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified), w/Aby Kaupang, (Futurepoem, 2018), Spool, winner of the New Measure Prize (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2016), Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath, 2011), and other books. His eighth book, the atmosphere is not a perfume it is odorless, will appear in 2024 (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press). A Founding Editor of the exploratory prose journal Quarter After Eight, Cooperman received his PhD in English from Ohio University. He is Co-Poetry Editor for Colorado Review, and Professor of English at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, and their children. More info at

poupeh missaghi is a writer, translator, and editor. Her debut book trans(re)lating house one was published in 2020 and her second book Sound Museum is forthcoming in 2024 (Coffee House Press). Her most recent translation In the Streets of Tehran, a book of witness narrative about the current Woman Life Freedom uprising in Iran, was published by Bonnier Books, UK, in October 2023. She also has another novel in translation forthcoming in 2024. An assistant professor of literary arts and studies at the University of Denver and a faculty mentor at Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA, she is currently based in Denver, Colorado.