Noelle Kocot is the author of many collections of poetry, including Ascent of the Mothers (forthcoming, November 2023), God's Green Earth (Wave Books, 2020), Phantom Pains of Madness (Wave Books, May 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). Their 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). They are also the author of 4 and The Raving Fortune (both from Four Way Books). Their poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry in 2001, 2012, and 2013. They are 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. Kocot has taught at the University of Texas New Writers' Project and currently teaches in the Creative Writing Department at the New School. They are the poet laureate of Pemberton Borough, New Jersey.
ReviewsIf this was Woodstock, Kocot was Hendrix. I have been to countless readings since but can think of only a few as unexpected, memorable, and moving.
Justin Taylor, Poetry Foundation
Noelle Kocot’s poems are like sunlight coming through a window.
Stephanie Sy-Quia, The White Review
There seem to be a few noteworthy poets in every generation, those who channel the zeitgeist from a clarifying distance, an artful remove. Noelle Kocot may well belong to this tradition...
Amy Newlove Schroeder, Boston Review
Kocot’s gift as a poet is being able to explain such complexity with such uncompromised frankness.
David Peak, The Rumpus
Kocot’s creativity engenders an excitement comparable to being twelve years old, exposed to good poetry or music or art for the first time, and knowing that, for better or worse, things have been bent.
Nick Sturm, Coldfront Magazine
Reviews of books by Noelle Kocot
God's Green Earth
Phantom Pains of Madness
Soul in Space
Poet by Default
The Bigger World
- “Calling on Octavia” (in Bat City Review)
- “Pictures of Elk” (in Boston Review)
- Two poems (in Granta)
- “A Snowfall” (on Everyday Genius)
- “Compassion IV” (on Poets.Org)
- “Gnomon” (on The Daily Beast)
- “Talk” (on Poets.Org)
- “Beyond Recognition”(in Poets & Writers)
- Three poems (on The Awl)
- Two poems (in Gwarlingo)
- “Sonnet to Ash Wednesday” (on The Rumpus)
- “Arrow” (on Aesthetix)
- All poems from Noelle Kocot (on Verse Daily)
- Boston Review, with Amy Newlove Schroeder
- Boog City, with Amy King
- The Rumpus, with The Rumpus Poetry Book Club
- BOMBblog, with Claire Wilcox
- Molossus, with David Shook
- Zyzzyva, with Maggie Millner