Biography of Brenda Coultas
Brenda Coultas is an American poet.
She was raised in Indiana, often working odd jobs such as welding.
She graduated from Naropa University, studying with Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. Coultas also taught at Naropa University.
She moved to New York City in 1994. With Eleni Sikelianos, she worked at the Poetry Project in NYC, edited the Poetry Project Newsletter
In 2003, she was a visiting poet at Long Island University. She lives in the Bowery.
Her work has also been published Brooklyn Rail, Trickhouse, the Denver Review, and in two collections: An Anthology of New (American) Poets (Talisman 1996), and conjunctions 35 "American Poetry: States of the Art" (Fall 2000).
Brenda Coultas Poems
from "The Tatters"
I can get at the drawings or language of making things: instruction manuals for building fires or cookbooks for explosives or poisons. I have found out why we stand tall and who the commanders of the great ships are.