Noelle Kocot is the author of seven collections of poetry, including 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). 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, and she has taught at the University of Texas New Writers' Project. She is the current Poet Laureate of Pemberton Borough, New Jersey.
(Author photo by Elizabeth Whiteside)
Phantom Pains of Madness
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
Soul in Space
Poet by Default
The Bigger World
Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems
- “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
Reading from Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems:
Reading from The Bigger World:
Reading in San Francisco on the Poetry Bus Tour:
No readings are scheduled at this time.