Poetry. A tragic narrative journey through a New York wasteland and a warning to a city and a world in danger, Noelle Kocot's third book has the prophetic immediacy of Ginsberg's HOWL and the urgent clarity of Langston Hughes. As a poet who has achieved success in the realms of both grassroots popularity and national critical attention, Kocot is poised to claim her place as America's boldest new poetic voice: "Kocot has found a language for her emotions that pulls an abundance of memories, post-punk urban metaphors and manic verbal twists into her simultaneously cerebral and energizing universe"--Publishers Weekly.
Noelle Kocot is the author of many collections of poetry, including GOD'S GREEN EARTH (Wave Books, 2020), PHANTOM PAINS OF MADNESS (Wave Books, 2016), SOUL IN SPACE (Wave Books, 2013), THE BIGGER WORLD (Wave Books, 2011), SUNNY WEDNESDAY (Wave Books, 2009), POEM FOR THE END OF TIME AND OTHER POEMS (Wave Books, 2006), and Poet by Default (Wave Books, 2011), a book of translations of some of the poems of Tristan Corbière. Additionally, her previous works include the discography Damon's Room (Wave Books Pamphlet Series, 2010). Her poems have been anthologized in THE BODY IN LANGUAGE: AN ANTHOLOGY (Counterpath Press, 2019), as well as 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, and she has taught at the University of Texas New Writers' Project and currently teaches part-time at the New School. She is the Poet Laureate of Pemberton Borough, New Jersey. Author City: PEMBERTON, NJ USA