Cole Swensen will read from her new poetry collections Gave and On Walking On. “Swensen’s exquisitely rendered images, unexpected syntax, and surprising line breaks give us the feeling of something ‘delicate falling to pieces,’ while at the same time, in its falling, ‘perfecting the scene.”
Cole Swensen is the author of 15 collections of poetry. Her work has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the New American Writing Award, and the National Poetry Series and has been a finalist for the National Book Award and twice for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, she is the founding editor of La Presse. Also a translator, she won the 2004 PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. Cole Swensen is a former director of the creative program at the University of Denver and taught in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She lives in Paris and Providence, RI, USA.