Born: Maryland, USA
Resides: Chicago, Illinois, USA
E-mail: ameliamcotter (at) gmail (dot) com
Amelia Cotter is an author, storyteller, and haiku poet. Amelia lives and writes in Chicago but is originally from Maryland, where she earned a degree in German and History from Hood College. Her poetry has appeared in publications like Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, and many others. Amelia is a member of the Society of Midland Authors.
Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine's World Haiku Competition (2010); Third Place, Haiku Society of America Best Unpublished Haibun Awards (2016).
Books Published: This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost (third edition, Breaking Fate Publishing, 2014); Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State (second edition, Haunted Road Media, 2015); and the children's book Breakfast with Bigfoot (second edition, 2016).
Credits: "we hold hands" - The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku [edited by Robert Epstein] (Create Space, 2014); "stargazing" - Chrysanthemum 15 (2014); "parting" - Modern Haiku 45:2 (2014); "resolutions" - Frogpond 36.2 (2013); "shrunken tumors" - Acorn 26 (2011); "view from the canyon rim" - Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku and Haiga (Dos Gatos Press, 2013).