Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems by Noelle Kocot

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“Kocot has found a language for her emotions that pulls an abundance of memories, post-punk urban metaphors and manic verbal twists into her simultaneously cerebral and energizing universe…”—Publishers Weekly

A tragic narrative journey through a New York wasteland and a warning to a city and a world in danger, Noelle Kocot’s third book has the prophetic immediacy of Ginsberg’s “Howl” and the urgent clarity of Langston Hughes. As a poet who has achieved success in the realms of both grassroots popularity and national critical attention, Kocot is poised to claim her place as America’s boldest new poetic voice.

 

About Noelle Kocot

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Noelle Kocot is the author of 4 and The Raving Fortune, and the recipient of several awards, including an NEA fellowship. Widow of composer Damon Tomblin, she lives in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised.
 
Published April 1, 2006 by Wave Books. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In her third book, Kocot (The Raving Fortune , 2004) echoes Ginsberg's "Howl" in a 33-page elegy on the gentrification and decline of her home borough of Brooklyn, a place which represents both a troubled outer world and a deeply pained inner life in the wake of a husband's death: "My neighborhoo...

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