Ruth Ellen Kocher

Associate Professor of English
Associate Chair, Creative Writing Program
Office: Hellems 101F (Creative Writing Office); Denison 195 (faculty office)
Spring 2014 Office Hours (in HLMS 101F) by appointment: Tu 1:00-2:00pm; F noon-2:00pm

Telephone: 303-492-1853 (Creative Writing Office); 303-492-2871 (faculty office)


Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press 2013), One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press 2003), When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering, Winner of the Green Rose Prize in Poetry (New Issues Press 2002), and Desdemona’s Fire winner of the Naomi Long Madget Award for African American Poets (Lotus Press 1999). Her poems have been translated into Persian in the Iranian literary magazine She’r and have appeared or are forthcoming in various anthologies including, 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 ForkingPaths, IOU: New Writing On Money, New Bones: Contemporary Black Writing in America. She has taught poetry writing for the University of Missouri, Southern Illinois University, the New England College Low Residency MFA program, the Indiana Summer Writer’s workshop, and Washington University’s Summer Writing program. She is Associate Chair and Director of the CreativeWriting Program at the University of Colorado.

Ruth Ellen Kocher’s Curriculum Vitae