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Saved by the Dead

by Robert Cooperman

A poetic journey that transcends nostalgia and explores the residual impact of the 1960's counterculture in 21st century America. Now available in our Lulu Bookstore as a Premium First Edition Chapbook. Also available in the popular ePub & pdf ebook formats and for Kindle Readers directly from our Kindle Book Shelf.


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What others are saying about Saved by the Dead:

Saved by the Dead is a love story between poetry and music—between Cooperman's personal poems and the all night "Dark Star" rhythms fingered on Jerry Garcia's chuckling guitar. There's some worship in this church, and some miracle too, but it isn't all Gospel either. It's the realness of the every day. And the realness of holding onto what you once believed because those myths are the only way to know that you mattered.

~ Barrett Warner, Editor, Free State Review


Robert Cooperman's Grateful Dead poems embody the Dead's ideals and ethos in powerful, subtle, and often surprising ways—much like the music they made. His work is a remarkable tribute to and testament of the band's enduring example and inspiration.

~ Nicholas Meriwether, Center for Counterculture Studies


Jerry may be gone but his spirit lives on. Cooperman, a self-styled geezer, still wears his Dead t-shirt and hoodie, experiences a contact high walking the Denver streets, mistakenly orders marijuana sauce for his eggplant sub and has visions of his days at Dead shows in the Fillmore East. Ah, to be young again and see Jerry and the boys play "Dark Star" one last time. Saved by the Dead is the next best thing.

~ Alan Catlin, Award Winning Poet

Check out this great interview on Colorado Matters (CPR) with Robert Cooperman talking about his favorite obsession and new poetry book about the Grateful Dead: