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Tasha Cotter

Author's Bio

Tasha Cotter is the author of Some Churches (Gold Wake Press, 2013) and That Bird Your Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in journals such as Contrary Magazine, NANO fiction, and Booth. In 2015 she was named runner-up in the Carnegie Center's Next Great Writer contest. Her debut novel, Red Carpet Day Job, was published in 2015 with Bookfish Books. A contributor to Women in Clothes (Blue Rider Press, 2014), The Poets on Growth Anthology (Math Paper Press, 2015), and the 2017 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books), she makes her home in Lexington, Kentucky where she works in higher education. Tasha is represented by Alice Speilburg of Speilburg Literary.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Red Carpet Day Job (BookFish Books, 2015), Some Churches (Gold Wake Press, 2013), That Bird Your Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2013)

Tasha Cotter Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Captain Lands in Paradise by Sarah Manguso, Thunderbird by Dorothea Lasky, Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey, Dancing in Odessa by Ilya Kaminsky, What Happened to Sophie Wilder by Christopher Beha
Favorite Books:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields by Ashley Capps, Taste of Cherry by Kara Candito, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, Glass, Irony, and God by Anne Carson, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, All American Poem by Matthew Dickman, Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Changing my Mind by Zadie Smith
Favorite Authors:
Anna Akhmatova, Billy Collins, Sarah Manguso, Nick Hornby, Julianna Baggott, Steve Almond, Tony Hoagland, Anne Carson, Matthew Zapruder, Ashley Capps, Mary Karr, Sylvia Plath

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Listing last updated: July 6, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Glasgow, KY
Raised in:
KY

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