Bio

Photo: Kirsten Lewis

Photo: Kirsten Lewis

John Cotter’s first novel Under the Small Lights appeared in 2010 from Miami University Press

His recent work has appeared in GuernicaCatapultElectric Literature, Raritan, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, and the Georgia Review; his essay, “Losing Music,” went viral and was awarded an honorable mention in Best American Essays 2015. John has performed a live monologue from the events of Losing Music at galleries and colleges around the country. In December of 2017 he was artist-in-residence at the SPACE gallery in Portland, Maine, and in 2015 he was an inaugural fellow at the Lighthouse Writers residency at the Fort Lyon homeless shelter, an experience he later chronicled at length for Guernica.