Kent Kosack is a writer, editor, and educator based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches composition and creative writing.
Kent also teaches creative writing at the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, serves as Director of the Educational Arm at Asymptote, designing lesson plans to promote world literature in the classroom, and is a guest editor at the Masters Review providing feedback on fiction submissions.
For his writing, research and teaching, Kent has received grants and awards from the University of Pittsburgh and the Hemera Foundation. His essay, “One Last Note for Paul Nervy,” won the 2019 Graduate Creative Nonfiction Award and his short story collection, “Chaos is Being Yourself,” was the second-place finalist for the 2018 Nordan-Kinder Graduate Award in Fiction. His short story “Khoshbakhtam” was a finalist for the 2020 Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction.
Kent’s stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Tin House, the Cincinnati Review, the Normal School, the Chicago Review of Books, Full Stop, Hobart, and elsewhere. He is working on a novel and a collection of short stories.