Wave Books, paperback
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Publisher Marketing: Noelle Kocot's ninth collection, Ascent of the Mothers, is a sagacious testament to the ways in which poetry can shape personhood.
"I am nothing" they write, "Or else I have made myself / Too big for words." The scope of this book is marked by Kocot's psychic journey punctuated by a near-fatal car crash, which elicited a new understanding of their spirituality and gender nonconforming identity. Generous, self-aware, and resilient, Ascent of the Mothers is a treasure to behold and be shared.