John Cotter, MA

John Cotter’s first novel Under the Small Lights appeared in 2010 from Miami University Press. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in Puerto Del Sol, Volt, The Lifted Brow, New Genre, and Redivider.

A founding editor at the review site Open Letters Monthly, John’s published critical work on contemporary novelists, poets, and translators in Bookforum, Sculpture, Brooklyn Rail, The Smart Set, and The Poetry Foundation and has received honorable mention in both Best American Essays and Best American Horror.

John was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1976, home of Benedict Arnold and a fresh crop of casinos. He graduated Emerson’s Creative Writing program on a Performing Arts scholarship and Harvard’s Extension School with a master’s degree in English & American lit. He lives with his favorite poet in Denver, Colorado.
His address online is

This instructor has the following classes scheduled:
8-Week: Intermediate Memoir and Personal Essay - starting 03/20/2017
8-Week: Advanced Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction - starting 03/30/2017

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