Timothy Otte is a poet, critic, and sometimes playwright.
His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Denver Quarterly, Sixth Finch, Reservoir, Bat City Review, SAND Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Structo, among others. His criticism and reviews have appeared in LitHub, Orion, Colorado Review online, the Poetry Project Newsletter, and Chicago Review of Books. For five years, he served as Senior Editorial Associate at Hazel & Wren, curating a submissions deadline calendar and writing monthly book reviews.
His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Loft Mentor Series, the Poetry Incubator organized by Crescendo Literary and the Poetry Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. In 2016, his poems were used in an hour long piece of music titled "FEATHERMUCKER" by composer Ted Moore and premiered by The Dream Songs Project (Alyssa Anderson and Joseph Spoelstra).
The Sometimes Grace of Saint Simon of the Water is Otte's first play. It is a long poem with stage directions meant to be both read and performed, and was first produced in 2011. Directed by Ted Eschweiler and performed by Matt Ouren, it was described as "what a one-person show can and should be at its best, but rarely is" (here).
He is from and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and works at Coffee House Press. Otte hosts and curates the monthly Poetry Book Club at Subtext Books in St. Paul. This is his home on the internet.
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