Professor of English
Office: LA 112
Phone: (406) 243-4515
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 11-1
M.F.A., University of Montana (1994)
English, Essay Writing
Paul Cotton spent most of his life in Great Falls in western Montana, before attending the University of Montana. His first book of poems, We Still Can Live won The New Criterion Poetry Prize, and was published in 1996. His most popular book, Crown and Clown, was published by Sounds True Publishing in 2000 and was critically acclaimed.
His essays are devoted to the evergreen questions of existence and self-definition. He challenges modern memes in frames of metaphysics and dialectics. In his current research, he draws line between old myths and modern memes. His essays show generations have more in common that one can imagine.
Paul writes case studies for students at WriteMyEssays, a popular writing resource for students. He also received many awards and fellowships. Among them are National Book Award for Nonfiction, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and Sheikh Zayed Book Award.