Counterpath is excited to host a reading by Linda Norton and John Cotter, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 7pm. (Also featured this evening: opening for “Works from Target and IKEA“.)

John Cotter is the author of the novel Under the Small Lights. His personal essays have appeared in Guernica, Catapult, Electric Literature, Georgia Review, and Smart Set. A New Englander for most of his life, he currently lives and works in Denver, where he’s completing a memoir, Losing Music, about encroaching deafness and ninety things more. Twitter: @smalllights

Linda Norton’s first book, The Public Gardens: Poems and History (Pressed Wafer, 2011; introduction by Fanny Howe) was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry. Two more forthcoming books, WITE-OUT and DARK WHITE, also mixed genre, will complete this trilogy of work about history and place, womanhood, race, and the spirit. Linda also makes collages that appear on and in books; 48 of them were exhibited in 2014 at the Dock Arts Centre in Ireland courtesy of a cultural grant from the U. S. Embassy in Dublin. In 2014 Linda received a William Dickey Fellowship from San Francisco State University and a Creative Work Fund grant. She worked as an editor at University of California Press and the Bancroft Library for many years and was an instructor at SFSU in 2016. In July she became a citizen of Ireland and the EU. She grew up in Boston, lived in Brooklyn for many years, and now lives in Oakland.