Cole Swensen

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.

From Our Catalog

Mum is Down
By Oscarine Bosquet
Translated By Cole Swensen, Simone Fattal
By Eugénie Paultre
Translated By Cole Swensen, Simone Fattal, Etel Adnan
Lazy Suzie
By Suzanne Doppelt
Translated By Cole Swensen
By Cole Swensen
Aufgabe No. 10
Edited By E. Tracy Grinnell, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Cole Swensen
The Real Life of Shadows
By Jean Frémon
Translated By Cole Swensen
Four from Japan
By Ryoko Sekiguchi, Takako Arai, Kiriu Minashita, Kyong-Mi Park
Translated By Cole Swensen, Sawako Nakayasu, Ryoko Sekiguchi

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