Timothy Otte is a poet, playwright, and critic whose work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, LitHub, SAND Journal, the minnesota review, Sundog Lit, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Structo, among others. He was a 2014-15 Loft Mentor Series winner, chosen by Patricia Smith and Matt Rasmussen. For five years, he served as Senior Editorial Associate at Hazel & Wren, an online community for writers, where he wrote monthly book reviews and curated the Calendar of (Un)Deadlines. In 2016, selections from his manuscript, "FEATHERMUCKER," were set to music by composer Ted Moore and premiered by The Dream Songs Project (Alyssa Anderson and Joseph Spoelstra).
Otte’s first play is a long poem with stage directions meant to be both read and performed. The Sometimes Grace of Saint Simon of the Water 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). His most recent stage piece was written in collaboration with five other writers and developed by Savage Umbrella Theater. Rapture is an exploration of the identity and how we define art and the people who make it. It received a full stage premiere in March of 2014.
He is from and lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Say his last name like body.