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Brenda Coultas


Brenda Coultas was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, on September 18, 1958. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana and earned an MFA from Naropa Institute (now Naropa University).

Coultas is the author of five poetry collections, including The Tatters (Wesleyan University Press, 2014), The Marvelous Bones of Time (Coffee House Press, 2008), and A Handmade Museum (Coffee House Press, 2003).

Her honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

She teaches at Touro College and lives in New York City.


The Writing of an Hour (Wesleyan University Press, 2022)
The Tatters (Wesleyan University Press, 2014)
The Marvelous Bones of Time (Coffee House Press, 2008)
A Handmade Museum (Coffee House Press, 2003)
Early Films (Rodent Press, 1996)

Brenda Coutlas
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