Ruth Ellen Kocher

Department of English University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80303
720 231 3720

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

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

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African American
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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Last updated: Apr 10, 2014