PS Cottier, aka P.S. Cottier, aka Penelope Susan Cottier, is a poet who occasionally stoops to prose. She has worked as a lawyer, a university tutor, a union organiser and a tea lady. She wrote a PhD on animals in the works of Charles Dickens at the Australian National University.
Her most recent book is a suite of poems called Selection Criteria for Death in Triptych Poets Issue 3, published by Blemish Books, and available for order here.
Her first poetry collection, The Glass Violin, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2008, and they also published her first collection of short stories, called A Quiet Day. This was followed by The Cancellation of Clouds. That’s poetry. They can all be ordered form Ginninderra Press, under poetry or fiction on their website.
Her poems have appeared in publications including extempore, Eureka Street, The Mozzie, Poetrix, The Canberra Times (all Oz) Hand Luggage Only (UK, an anthology of sonnets edited by Christopher Whitby), Gloom Cupboard (international), The Atlanta Review (US), Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue (US), Star*Line (US) and Contemporary Verse 2 (Canada). She has ben anthologised and anthologized, depending on the countries involved. Reviewing is something she does, as is excessive commenting on other blogs.
She lives in the peaceful burg of Canberra, Australia, after growing up in Melbourne, and counted three different species of cockatoos on her walk from the cafe to home recently. So when she says Canberra is peaceful, she really means it….Until the cockatoos start screeching, that is.
My books to date
Available from Blemish Books:
Available from Ginninderra Press under the pages for poetry or fiction:
(The header image on this and other pages is from a photograph by Bryna Bamberry.)