Author, Editor, Translator
Cole Swensen has published 17 volumes of poetry, most recently On Walking On (Nightboat Books, 2017). Art in Time, a collection of hybrid lyric writings on landscape art, is coming out from Nightboat in 2021. The author of a collection of critical essays, Noise That Stays Noise (U. Michigan 2011) and the co-editor of the Norton anthology American Hybrid, she has been a finalist twice for the LA Times Book Award and once for the National Book Award and has been awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize, the SF State Poetry Center Book Award, Sun & Moon’s New American Writing Award, and the National Poetry Series. She translates poetry, prose, and art criticism from French and won the 2004 PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. She is the founding editor of La Presse Books, which specializes in contemporary French letters in translation. She divides her time between Paris and Providence RI, where she teaches at Brown University.