Noelle Kocot "I Love The Book Though"

Noelle Kocot "I Love the Book, Though"

an interview

Have you recently found yourself in conversation with another writer or artist?

Oh yes, many!

How does geography or landscape influence your work? Do you need to be in a certain environment to write?

I write best in New Jersey and New York, or if there is a warm climate.

What is the poem you have always wanted to write, but have not been able to?

A long epic about my mother.

Describe the value of being a published poet in an increasingly digital literary landscape. What is the future of the published poem?

I don't know!  I love the book, though.

What is your biggest pet peeve about your own writing? Other writers’ writing?

I don't really have one--I'm pretty accepting.

How do you know when a poem is done? 

Because I just know.

If you had to give your life a title, what would it be?

Crash and Burn and Then Get Up Again.