Ann Cotten is a writer, publishing in German and English. Since 2007 she has been widely publishing her writing that is distinctive for its experimental approach to poetry and prose, i.a. Der Schaudernde Fächer (2013, The Quivering Fan). She collaborated with the visual artist Kerstin Cmelka for the book I, Coleoptile (2010). With Monika Rinck and Sabine Scho, she performs the “Rotten Kinck Schow.” In her book Verbannt! – Versepos (2016), she employs old meters and experimental literary forms to write a contemporary epos. Her most recent publication is Lather In Heaven (2016).