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: DENVER, CO USA
Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of seven books, including DOMINA UN/BLUED (Tupelo Press, 2013), co-winner of the 2014 PEN Open Book Award, ENDING IN PLANES (Noemi Press, 2014), and THIRD VOICE (Tupelo Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals and she has been awarded fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and Yaddo. She is Associate Chair and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Colorado where she teaches Poetry, Poetics, and Literature, and is a Contributing Editor at Poets & Writers Magazine.
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