Originally published June 6, 2014
The current issue of The Paris Review (No. 209, Summer 2014) features an interview with poet and Ohio State Professor of English Henri Cole. With the publication of "The Art of Poetry No.98, Henri Cole," Cole joins a group of renowned and celebrated poets and writers, including T.S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, Marianne Moore, W.H. Auden, James Baldwin, Jean Rhys, Maya Angelou, Alice Munroe, and Haruki Murakami, all of whom have been featured interviewees of The Paris Review since its founding in 1953.
Cole is the the author of eight books of poetry: Touch, Pierce the Skin: Selected Poems 1982-2007, Blackbird and Wolf, Middle Earth (a finalist for the Pulitzer), The Visible Man, The Look of Things, The Zoo Wheel of Knowledge, and The Marble Queen. He is the winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Award, the Ambassador Book Award in Poetry, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Berlin Prize, the United States Artist Fellowship, the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among other prestigious awards. He has also published collections in Spanish, French, and Italian.
To find out more about Cole, to hear him reading from his work, and/or to learn about his artistic collaborations, visit his website.
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