Chris Cocca is from Allentown, PA. His work has been published or is forthcoming at venues including Hobart, Brevity, Pindeldyboz, elimae, The Huffington Post, O:JAL, Rejection Letters, Mineral Lit Mag, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Perhappened, Anti-Heroin Chic, FEED, Belt Magazine, Bandit Fiction, Free Flash Fiction, Dodging the Rain, The Shore, Appalachian Review, and VIA: Voices in Italian Americana; and cited in Music, Theology, and Justice (Rowman & Littlefield) and Not Your Mother’s Morals: How the New Sincerity is Changing Pop Culture for the Better by Jonathan Fitzgerald.

The Eulogy And Judgment Of My Friend, The Philosophe was written in 1996 and won the Creager Prize at Ursinus College in 1998. 

The Effects of Ground-Level Ozone on the Ecology of Pennsylvania Highways has recently been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The Shore.

He is a graduate of The New School’s Creative Writing program (MFA, 2011).

Lately, he’s working on poetry and fiction of varying lengths, and occasional blog posts on music, art, and writing. Selected publications can be found here.

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