Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County
Awards: Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, Green Rose Poetry Prize
Acclaimed poet Ruth Ellen Kocher was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and earned her BA in English at Pennsylvania State University. The recipient of several awards, her poetry often centers around returning to one's roots. She is also an extensively published literary critic. Read more here.
"Ruth Ellen Kocher." Black Writers of PA. 2020. 31 August 2020.