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's books include Desdemona's Fire (Naomi Long Madget Award for African American Poets; Lotus Press, 1999), WHEN THE MOON KNOWS YOU'RE WANDERING (Green Rose Prize; New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2001), and ONE GIRL BABYLON (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poets, and New Bones: Contemporary Black Writing in America. She teaches in the M.F.A. program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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