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Miriam Kotzin, PhD

Founding Editor, Per Contra
Professor of English
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall

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  • PhD, English, New York University, 1969
  • BA, English, University of Pennsylvania, 1965

Research Interests:

  • American Literature
  • Genre Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Communications


Miriam N. Kotzin is Professor of English at Drexel University where she teaches literature and creative writing. She is a contributing editor of Boulevard. Her most recent collection of poetry is The Body's Bride (David Robert Books, 2013), which joins Taking Stock (Star Cloud 2011), Weights & Measures (Star Cloud Press 2009), Reclaiming the Dead, and a collection of flash fiction, Just Desserts (Star Cloud Press 2010). Her debut novel, The Real Deal was published by BrickHouse Books in 2012. Her fiction and poetry have been published in or are forthcoming in Shenandoah, Boulevard, The Flea, Eclectica, Offcourse, Smokelong Quarterly, and The Tower Journal. She was Founding Director of the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing.

Please visit her website,, for more information.

Selected Publications:

  • A History of Drexel University: 1941-1963, Drexel University Press, 1983
  • Reclaiming the Dead, New American Press, 2008
  • Weights & Measures, Star Cloud Press, 2009
  • Just Desserts, Star Cloud Press, 2010
  • Taking Stock, Star Cloud Press, spring 2011
  • The Real Deal, BrickHouse Books/Stonewall Press, 2012
  • The Body's Bride, David Roberts Books, 2013