#Poetryreadathon – Reflections: Poems, Songs and Muses by Kevin Cooper

Poetry readathon

Today, I would like to introduce you to songwriter, poet and author, Kevin Cooper. I recently read Kevin’s book, Reflections, and enjoyed it a great deal.

What Amazon says

Reflections is a collection of poems, songs and muses written from the depths of the soul. If you like things that make you wonder like deja vu and dreams, this may be the book for you.

My review

The lovely poems and songs by Kevin Cooper that are included in this collection are mainly optimistic and inspiring and, to a large extent, they revolve around love. You can sense the writer’s love of music and musical ability in the presentation of these poems which seem to vibrate to their own internal melody.

The lines are short and powerful, incorporated in to punch stanza’s which uplift the reader’s spirits.

One such extract from a poem called Together goes as follows:

“Together

Purple fields

Beautiful heather

The making of love

Lasting forever.”

I have heard the author sing some of his works and I can almost hear his voice, sharing these delightful words.

Another beautiful stanza from a poem called Beautiful world goes as follows:

“In my beautiful world

A time for everything

Time for work

For people’s needs and cares

Time to enjoy what life can bring.”

Isn’t this just a wonderful message?

I recommend this book as a brilliant pick-me-up when you are feeling a bit down or even just a way to start your day with a happy smile on your face.

About Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper was born in Hull, East Yorkshire, England in 1963 and moved to the USA in 1985 when he was 21 years old.

Having left high school in England with only three CSE’s (Certificate of Secondary Education) in English Composition, Maths, and English Literature, he spent his first year in America studying for a GED followed by ACT. After passing his college entrance exams, he studied both music and religion for two years at Western Kentucky University before transferring to Asbury College to enroll in their pre-professional track in psychology. He obtained a recognition on the Dean’s List, and graduated with a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

Kevin started post-graduate studies in counselling and psychotherapy at Asbury Theological Seminary where he remained for two years before transferring to the Grand Canyon University in Arizona where he was awarded a research scholarship in their M.Ed program. He did his teaching practicum at Phoenix High School, completed his student teaching year at Peoria High School, and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a M.Ed.

While in America, Kevin has been a College Lecturer of General Studies, a Manager for The Hertz Corporation, who acknowledged him with awards of recognition for his service and dedication to the company. He was a Substitute Teacher for several years, a Private Tutor, a university tutor, and even did volunteer work as a children’s reading mentor in a Phoenix library.

Kevin now resides in England with his wife, and is an established Author of several works.

Find Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper’s Author Page: Author Central

Blog: https://authorkevincooper.com/

Purchase Reflections: Poems, Songs and Muses

46 thoughts on “#Poetryreadathon – Reflections: Poems, Songs and Muses by Kevin Cooper

  1. Robbie, as a long term follower of Kevin and his blog it’s lovely to come across this great review of his book. I’m not surprised it was as if you could hear him sing, his voice is almost hypnotic! I enjoyed learning more about him too!

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    1. Hi Annika, I am glad you could understand. Once you have listened to someone singing or reading their work a few times, you can hear their voice in your head when you read it alone. I also like Kevin’s blog although I only met him recently.

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  2. What a great review for Kevin’s book, Robbie. Thanks for sharing.

    Wow, Kevin, I never knew you were born in Hull. I lived there from 1983 until about 1990, and then I moved nearer to York. These days I’m down in Cornwall … such a small world! I’ve enjoyed learning more about you today.

    When I’m brave enough to look my TBR in the eye 👁 I’ll have to add this book to it 😊

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