Henri Cole

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Henri Cole (born 1956) is an American poet.

Biography[edit]

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, to an American father and French-Armenian[1] mother, and raised in Virginia, United States. His father, a North Carolinian, enlisted in the service after graduating from high school and, while stationed in Marseilles, met Cole's mother, who worked at the PX. Together they lived in Japan, Germany, Illinois, California, Nevada, Missouri and Virginia, where Cole attended public schools and the College of William and Mary. He has published eight collections of poetry in English.

From 1982 until 1988 he was executive director of The Academy of American Poets. Since that time he has held many teaching positions and been the artist-in-residence at various institutions, including Brandeis University, Columbia University, Davidson College, Harvard University, Reed College, Smith College, The College of William and Mary, and Yale University. Cole currently teaches at Ohio State University and is the poetry editor of The New Republic. He lives in Boston.

Books of poetry[edit]

  • 2011: Touch, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • 2011: Terre Médiane (French translation by Claire Malroux), Paris: Le bruit du temps
  • 2010: Mirlo y Lobo (Spanish translation by Eduardo López Truco), Cantabria: Quálea Editorial
  • 2010: Autoritratto con Gatti (Italian translation by Massimo Bacigalupo), Parma: Guanda Editore
  • 2010: Pierce the Skin (Selected Poems, 1982-2007), New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • 2008: La Apariencia de la Cosas (Spanish translation by Eduardo López Truco), Cantabria: Quálea Editorial
  • 2007: Blackbird and Wolf, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • 2005: Vingt-Deux Poèmes (French translation by Claire Malroux), Paris: Yvon Lambert
  • 2003: Middle Earth, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • 1998: The Visible Man, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • 1995: The Look of Things
  • 1989: The Zoo Wheel of Knowledge
  • 1986: The Marble Queen

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lydon, Christopher (December 2009). "Out of Yearning, Order: Henri Cole's poetry". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  2. ^ ""Publishing Triangle Winners Unveiled", GalleyCat, 04/20/2012". 
  3. ^ Hennessy, Christopher (May 2005). "An Interview by Christopher Hennessy". American Poetry Review. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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