John Cotter, Author & Playwright
Author John Cotter is the latest guest on the podcast, which marks the 25th episode. John gives one of the most moving interviews to date as he goes deep sharing stories of personal health struggles with Meniere's Disease which sparked his upcoming memoir, LOSING MUSIC. We also discuss the creative process, music that touches our souls, and more.
John Cotter is the author of the memoir Losing Music, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions, portions of which have appeared in Raritan, Catapult, Indiana Review, and Guernica. His novel, Under the Small Lights, was published by Miami University Press in 2010, and his fiction, essays, criticism, and theater pieces have appeared in New England Review, Washington Square, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Georgia Review, and Commonweal.
John has worked as a theater director, ghostwriter, trash collector, and copy editor, as well as a teacher of environmental ethics, English literature, and history. From 2009 – 2017 he served as Executive Editor of the arts and review site Open Letters Monthly. In 2018 he was Artist in Residence at SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine, and in 2022 he’ll be a resident fellow at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Born and raised in New England, John now lives in Denver with his wife, the poet Elisa Gabbert. He teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.
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