Blizzard: Poet Henri Cole's new Collection, on Zoom. Cosponsored by City Lights Booksellers and Publishers | Mechanics' Institute

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Blizzard: Poet Henri Cole's new Collection, on Zoom. Cosponsored by City Lights Booksellers and Publishers
Henri Cole in conversation with San Francisco Poet D.A. Powell

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

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Co-Sponsored by City Lights Booksellers and Publishers

Daring, tender, truthful, the poems in Blizzard, Henri Cole’s tenth book, build on a reputation for quiet mastery. Whether he is wrestling with the mundane, history and its disasters, or sexual love, he can sound both classical and contemporary, with the modern austerity of Cavafy and Bishop. Often exploring the darker places of the heart, his sonnets do not lie down obediently, but spark with an honest self-awareness. Cole’s lucid, empathetic poems―with lyrical beauty and ethical depth―seem to transmute the anxious perplexities of our time.

Bios:

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956. He has published over half a dozen previous collections of poetry, including Touch and Pierce the Skin; a memoir, Orphic Paris; and has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and the Award of Merit Medal in Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Photo courtesy of Star Black.

 

 

D. A. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. His honors include the Kingsley Tufts Prize in Poetry, the Shelley Memorial Prize, and an Arts & Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

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