Ryan Cooper

  • Music journalist covering punk and other rock music since 1989
  • Writer for Article 1 and Vox Metallum magazines
  • Contributing writer to edited books Read By Dawn: Volume 3 and Punk Rock Saved My Ass

Experience

Ryan Cooper is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for over nine and a half years. Since the late '80s, he has been going to shows, listening to records, and writing about the punk rock scene in a wide assortment of small-press publications and some large publications. 

In the 'zine days, Ryan wrote for Article 1 and Vox Metallum, and his work appeared in Alternative Press. He is also a contributing writer to the edited books ​"Read By Dawn: Volume 3" and "Punk Rock Saved My Ass." 

Education

Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in communication and writing from Western Michigan University.

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