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Joshua Cochran

Author's Bio

Born in Tucson, Arizona, Mr. Cochran has lived multiple lives in a variety of locations. He currently calls New York City home, where he abides a life of quiet (thunderously quiet) mediocrity. His big thrills are fleeting times when he’s free to write, teaching an excellent class, moments with friends and enemies alike, and the distant hope of some form of earthly fulfillment. You can learn more, or contact the author, by visiting the author’s webpage at aleakypen.com.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Echo Detained (Fractious Press, 2007)
Anthologies:
First Phantasma (Black Cat Press, 2012)
Journals:
Argestes, Bourbon Penn, Global City Review, Midwest Literary Magazine, Promethean, Skive Magazine, Verdad
Prizes:
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, The City College of New York, NY, 2006. Eugene Grant Award for Academic Excellence, The City College of New York, NY, 2004. Outstanding Senior of the Year, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, AZ, 2002. Fred Scott Award for Nonfiction, University of Arizona, AZ, 2002. Bill and Jane Spain Award for Poetry, University of Arizona, AZ, 2002.

Joshua Cochran Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad, In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky
Favorite Books:
I'm not going to start a list... it's too much.
Favorite Authors:
Juan Rulfo, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Herman Melville, James Baldwin, Joseph Conrad, Cormac McCarthy, Juvenal, Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Edith Wharton, Anton Chekov, Leslie Marmon Silko, Larry McMurtry, Toni Morrison, William Shakespeare, Jorge Luis Borges, Aurelie Sheehan, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Sherwood Anderson, Flannery O'Connor, Denis Johnson... and many many more favorites.

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Listing last updated: June 30, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Veterans
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Tucson, AZ
Raised in:
Various

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