The Boudreaux Visiting Writers Series: Ruth Ellen Kocher

Tuesday, January 21 at 12:00pm

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Taper Hall (THH), IDE ROOM | THH 420
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Join us for our annual Boudreaux Visiting Writers Series featuring poet, Ruth Ellen Kocher!!

There will be a lucheon and talk at 12pm, followed by a poetry reading of Kocher's Third Voice at 4:30pm. 

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), Dorset Prize winner and the 2014 PEN/Open Book Award, One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press, 2003) Green Rose Prize winner, When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering (New Issues Press, 2002), and Desdemona’s Fire (Lotus Press 1999) Naomi Long Madgett Prize winner. Her poems appear in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poets, Black Nature, From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great, An Anthology for Creative Writers: The Garden of Forking Paths, IOU: New Writing On Money, New Bones: Contemporary Black Writing in America. She has been awarded fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and Yaddo. She is a Contributing Editor at Poets & Writers Magazine and and Professor of English at the University of Colorado where she teaches Poetry, Poetics, and Literature.

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literature, Dornsife, Creative Writing

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