Poet gets book deal

NILALM110210B1 - Ilkeston Poet Daniel Cooper with his copy of Tales of an Urban Gent
NILALM110210B1 - Ilkeston Poet Daniel Cooper with his copy of Tales of an Urban Gent

A COTMANHAY poet’s musings are available in bookshops around the world after he secured his first publishing deal.

Daniel Cooper’s book ‘Tales of an Urban Gent’, published by US-based Authorhouse, is now available in WH Smith stores, about 25,000 independent book stores worldwide and at Amazon.com.

The 32-year-old from Nelson Street has been writing poetry for five years.

He said: “I used to mess about making up raps for friends. Now I’ve put pen to paper it’s paid off for me.”