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Amelia Cotter

Amelia Cotter

Born: Maryland, USA
Resides: Chicago, Illinois, USA
E-mail: ameliamcotter (at) gmail (dot) com

Amelia Cotter is an author, storyteller, and award-winning poet. Her haiku have appeared in journals like Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, tinywords, and many others. Amelia is a member of the Society of Midland Authors.

Awards and Other Honors:

Honorable Mention, 2010 Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine World Haiku Competition (2010); Third Place, 2016 Haiku Society of America Best Unpublished Haibun Awards (2016); Editor's Choice, Haibun, cattails April 2018 Edition (2018); Honorable Mention, Autumn Moon Haiku Contest 2018 (2018); and Second Place, 2018 Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine World Haiku Competition (2018).

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).

Selected Work
we hold hands…
the coolness
of late summer grass
the snakeskin
shed in one piece
stargazing at dawn the nighthawk snatches a moth
shrunken tumors…
the sun-painted walls
of my childhood room
he plucks me
a pretty weed
view from the canyon rim…
we frame eternity with our hands


"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).

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