MS Writing/Book Publishing (Portland State University), MFA Creative Writing/Nonfiction (Portland State University), BFA Illustration (Massachusetts College of Art)
Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist. His writing appears in many publications and in 12 anthologies, such as The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, Longreads, BOMB, and The Rumpus; and recently in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues, and the Lambda-nominated anthology, Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers, which won the 2018 American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Barbara Gittings Literature Award. His recent essay “Half as Sensitive” was nominated by The Malahat Review for a 2019 Canadian National Magazine Award in Personal Journalism. The Huffington Post listed Cooper as one of “10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing the Landscape of Contemporary Art.” He has received fellowships from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Lambda Literary Foundation, and RADAR Labs. Cooper Lee has taught writing at the University of Portland, Clark College, Portland State University, as a visiting writer at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Critical Studies graduate program, and at various high schools as a writer-in-residence through Writers in The Schools. His memoir-in-essays, Pass With Care, is forthcoming from Dottir Press in Spring 2020.