Jon Cotner is an artist and poet who revives the ancient, endangered practices of walking and talking. His interactive walks combine dialogue, observation, and movement for the sake of worldly encounter. His projects have been presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Elastic City, Harvard University, the Horticultural Society of New York, the Poetry Society of America, and Poets House. Profiles include The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Cotner teaches at Pratt Institute.