Cole Swensen

Finalist, 2004 National Book Awards

Cole Swensen is the author of fifteen collections of poetry, most recently Landscapes on a Train (Nightboat 2015), and a volume of critical essays. Her poetic collections turn around specific research projects, including ones on public parks, visual art, illuminated manuscripts, and ghosts.
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Goest

Goest, by Cole Swensen book cover, 2004
ISBN 9781882295432 Alice James Books

Meditations on the alchemical properties of light within history, art, and the human experience. More about this book >

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Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen is the author of fifteen collections of poetry, most recently Landscapes on a Train (Nightboat 2015), and a volume of critical essays. Her poetic collections turn around specific research projects, including ones on public parks, visual art, illuminated manuscripts, and ghosts. Her work has won the National Poetry Series, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, and the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. A 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, she is the co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid and the founding editor of La Presse Poetry (www.lapressepoetry.com). She teaches at Brown University.

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