Ann Cotten

Ann Cotten

(1982) is a German writer of American birth. At the age of five years she was taken by her parents, who are both biochemists, to Vienna, where they went for work. There she finished university in 2006 with a work about Concrete Poetry. At the same time she first emerged as a poet at poetry slams. In 2007 Cotten succeeded as a writer with her first book, Fremdwörterbuchsonnette, which appeared in print by Suhrkamp publishing. Today she lives in Vienna and in Berlin. She is publishing her works in anthologies and journals for poetry.


Chinese market of dings / Chinese market of dings

Ii love is the answer – rancid woven seal / Die liebe ist sieger – rege ist sie bei leid

Viii condensation, behest / Kondensation, beschlag

Self-esteem / Selbstwert

Solidus / Solidus

Defensive talk / Verteidigungsreden