Noelle Kocot is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, Soul in Space (Wave Books, 2013). She has also translated some of the poems of Corbiere, and they comprise a book called Poet by Default (Wave, 2011), and also a limited edition discograpy, Damon’s Room (Wave 2010). She has received awards from The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, The Fund for Poetry and The National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Lannan Literary Foundation Fellowship. Her poems have been widely anthologized, including in Best American Poetry 2001, 2012 and 2013 and Postmodern Poems: A Norton Anthology. She grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in New Jersey and teaches writing in New York.