Sundress Publications Announces the Acquisition of Bess Cooley’s Florence

Sundress Publications is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bess Cooley’s debut full-length collection, Florence. Cooley’s collection is slated for publication in late 2024.

Bess Cooley‘s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Western Humanities Review, The Journal, Verse Daily, and other publications. She is also a recipient of the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize. Cooley earned a BA from Knox College and MFA from Purdue University, and currently is a senior lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is co-founding editor of Peatsmoke: A Literary Journal.


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