Poetry. Kocot makes a bold departure from her previous works with this collection. Written in the third-person, they are by turn funny, flippant, insane, sad, and deeply moving. Her most accessible work to date, THE BIGGER WORLD shows the range of Kocot's talent and will likely appeal to a broad audience, while maintaining her signature linguistic style.
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Noelle Kocot is the author of seven collections of poetry, including PHANTOM PAINS OF MADNESS (Wave Books, 2016), SOUL IN SPACE (Wave Books, 2013), THE BIGGER WORLD (Wave Books, 2011), and a book of translations of some of the poems of Tristan Corbière, POET BY DEFAULT (Wave Books, 2011). Her previous works include the discography DAMON'S ROOM, (Wave Books Pamphlet Series, 2010), SUNNY WEDNESDAY (Wave Books, 2009) and POEM FOR THE END OF TIME AND OTHER POEMS (Wave Books, 2006). She is also the author of 4 and The Raving Fortune (both from Four Way Books). Her poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry in 2001, 2012, and 2013. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, The Fund for Poetry, the American Poetry Review, and a residency fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. She is the current Poet Laureate of Pemberton Borough, New Jersey. Author City: NJ USA