23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Ann Cotten

born in 1982 in Ames, Iowa, grew up in Vienna. Her highly idiosyncratic and stylistically unique poetry and prose works blend philosophical allusions, contemporary observations and linguistic inventiveness with a distinct avant-garde impetus. Oftentimes traditional metrical patterns are permeated with neologisms, encyclopedic fragments and a fondness for Japanese culture. Her recent collection of thematically intervowen short stories »Lyophilia« (2019) playfully reflects futuristic phenomena.