Poetry. African American Studies. "This versatile poet blinks at nothing under the stars. Speaking and singing in the many voices and key signatures of poetry, our primal human language, Ruth Ellen Kocher shines and sheds visible and audible light. And to darkness and ignorance, light is still spiritual Kryptonite."—Al Young
Author City: BOULDER, CO USA
Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of ENDING IN PLANES (Noemi Press, 2014), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2014), DOMINA UN/BLUED (Tupelo Press, 2013), nominated for the PEN/American Open Book Award 2014, 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 anthologized most recently in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poets and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. She has been awarded fellowships from Cave Canem and Yaddo. She is a Contributing Editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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