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Ruth Ellen Kocher

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Author's Bio

Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, 2014), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press, 2014), domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press, 2013), One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press, 2003), When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering (New Issues Press, 2002), and Desdemona’s Fire (Lotus Press 1999). Her poems have been most recently anthologized in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poets, Black Nature, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. She has been awarded fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and Yaddo. She is teaches at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, 2014), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigand and Lovely Gun (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2014), domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press, 2013), One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press, 2003), When the Moon Knows You're Wandering (New Issues Press, 2002), Desdemona's Fire (Lotus Press, 1999)
Prizes:
Noemi Book Prize, Dorset Prize, Green Rose Prize, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize

Ruth Ellen Kocher Resume

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Listing last updated: April 10, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Raised in:
Wilkes-Barre, PA

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