Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of Third Voice (Tupelo Press, 2016); Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, 2014); Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press, 2014) domina Un/blued, (Tupelo Press, 2013) One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press, 2003); When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering (New Issues Press, 2001), winner of the Green Rose Prize in Poetry, and Desdemona’s Fire (Lotus Press, 1999), winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Washington Square Journal, Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Clackamas Literary Review, The Missouri Review, African American Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Antioch, among others, and has been translated into Persian in the Iranian literary magazine She’r. She has also worked as a fellow in the Cave Canem Workshop and Retreat. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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