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Ruth Ellen Kocher
Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of six poetry collections: 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, 2002), and Desdemona's Fire (Lotus Press, 1999). She is a professor at the University of Colorado–Boulder and a contributing editor at Poets & Writers. She lives in Colorado.