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 based in Halifax. He holds an MS in Writing/Book Publishing (Portland State University), an MFA Creative Writing/Nonfiction (Portland State University), and a BFA Illustration (Massachusetts College of Art). He is the author of Pass with Care: Memoirs, a finalist for the 2021 CLMP Firecracker Award in nonfiction. His writing appears in The Malahat Review, Narratively, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, Longreads, BOMB, and The Rumpus; and in 19 anthologies, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning book, The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues, and Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers, winner of an ALA Stonewall Book Award. He has received fellowships and support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Access Copyright Foundation, Lambda Literary Foundation, The Sou’wester Lodge, the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Residency, and RADAR Labs. Cooper Lee has taught writing and critical/cultural studies at the University of Portland, Clark College, Portland State University, the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Critical Studies graduate program, NSCAD, St. Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, and at various high schools as a writer-in-residence through Writers in The Schools programs.