John Koetzner

P.O. Box 432
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-3987

Author's Bio

John Koetzner, a resident of Healdsburg for the past thirty-five years, has been an educator, freelance writer and winery worker. He has taught secondary school and community college, teaching with a focus on creative writing, critical thinking and basic literacy. His short stories, poetry and reviews have appeared in numerous publications over the past thirty years including journals such as Lactuca, Brushfire, California English, The Dickens, Modern Haiku, The Poet, Poetry Journal, City Miner, New Age Journal, Reno News & Review, Pacific Sun, Frogpond, and numerous others. His CD Four Stories & Poetry was recorded in 2009. Additionally, he was a music critic for Blues Access and was a contributing author for the book, Musichound Guide to the Blues. He co-authored a wine column for the Healdsburg Tribune called “Wine Tributaries” that eventually moved to and then its own domain. Currently, he is Head Librarian at Mendocino College where he created a literary event called Litfest that is in its fifth year. He is a listed poet with Poets & Writers, and he makes his home with his wife Margie, two Miniature Schnauzers, two cats, and a small vineyard. He even makes time to read great writers from all over the world. Latest news: John is the Literary Laureate for Healdsburg 2012- 2013.

Publications and Prizes

Musichound Guide to the Blues
(Visible Ink Press, 1998)
Bad Haircut, Brushfire, California English, First Leaves, Frogpond, Lactuca, Modern Haiku, Sonoma Mandala Literary Review
Prizes Won: 
Healdsburg Literary Laureate 2012-2013.

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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European American
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Born in: 
Corona, United States
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Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
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Last updated: Jan 24, 2012