Noelle Kocot

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Noelle Kocot
Brooklyn, New York
Notable work
  • "God's Green Earth"
  • Phantom Pains of Madness
  • "May"
  • Soul in Space
  • The Bigger World
  • Sunny Wednesday

Noelle Kocot is an American poet. She is the author of eight full-length collections of poetry, including the forthcoming "God's Green Earth" (Wave Books, 2020)Phantom Pains of Madness (Wave Books, "May", 2016), Soul in Space (Wave Books, October 2013), The Bigger World (Wave Books, 2011) and Sunny Wednesday (Wave Books, 2009).


Kocot teaches part-time at the New School and has also taught at the New Writers Project in Austin. Born and raised in Brooklyn and now residing in New Jersey, she is the poet laureate of Pemberton Borough. [1]

Acclaim and honors[edit]

The New York Times, reviewing her 2006 book Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems, noted that "these poems are saturated with despair, but cling to a grim, even masochistic hopefulness," and called the title poem."extraordinary"[2] She has also published Poet By Default (Wave Books, 2011), a limited-edition collection of translations of the poems of Tristan Corbière. Kocot has received numerous honors for her poetry, including a NEA fellowship[3], A Fund for Poetry grant (2001), the S.J. Marks Memorial Award from The American Poetry Review, the Greenwall Prize from the Academy of American Poets (2001) a Lannan Fellowship (2014) and inclusion in many anthologies, including The Best American Poetry anthologies for 2001, 2012 and 2013[4] and the 2013 edition of Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.


  God's Green Earth FORTHCOMING (Wave Books, 2020)



  1. ^ Wave Books > Noelle Kocot Author Page
  2. ^ The title poem was written in 2000 and published first in The Iowa Review in 2003.[1] "Poetry Chronicle". Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  3. ^ National Endowment for the Arts > Forty Years of Supporting American Writers > Creative Writing Fellows Archived August 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Reading Between A and B > Four Poems by Noelle Kocot & Bio

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