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The Bigger World

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"Characterized by an utter irreducibility, Noelle Kocot's poetry displays an elemental movement of thinking and suggests a poetics of vision. . .one of loss and the impossible yet necessary compensations for lossreal and mythological. Funny, unpredictable, and deliciously dark, these poems celebrate the manifold possibilities of love and human experience.Noelle Kocot is th ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Wave Books
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Chris Schaeffer
Nov 05, 2011 Chris Schaeffer rated it really liked it
Sly, cryptic prose poems.You know what I remember most about them, though, is the totally beautiful typeface. Whoever put this book together deserves a fucking ribbon. Noelle Kocot deserves one too I guess.
Mar 06, 2011 Lizzy rated it liked it
Kocot's poetry collection, "The Bigger World," forces the reader to step outside one's scope and see daily interactions from other points of view. At times, the speakers appeared simplistic and disconnected from their reality, urging the reader to yearn for a deeper insight for the human condition.

I immediately chose to interpret the disconnect as a fault in the writing, but realized that this is a common happenstance - Kocot gives the reader an accurate account of what one might witness withou
Laura Davis
Dec 30, 2011 Laura Davis rated it it was amazing
Bigger World was one of my favorite books of poetry in 2011. This book introduces you to a host of a strange characters in even stranger settings, where surreal things take place, such as dead uncles sending you fruit baskets from the afterlife. At first I didn't know what to make of them, these characters, these poems. They all have a similar structure and tone, a disjointed quality. One moment someone is dying. The next, an owl swoops in. But after you read a few, these voices pull you in. You ...more
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just started it and was blown away with the universal poignance of the first poem....
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Noelle Kocot is the author of four collections of poetry, with a limited-edition discography forthcoming in 2010, and a fifth full-length (The Bigger World) forthcoming in 2011. Her most recent full-length collections include Sunny Wednesday (Wave Books, 2009) and Poem for the End of Time and Other Poems (Wave Books, 2006). She is also the author of 4 and The Raving Fortune (both from Four Way Boo ...more
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