Monday, October 12, 2020
Henri Cole, award winning poet and professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College, reads from his newest collection of poems, BLIZZARD.
Henri Cole, the Josephine Olp Weeks Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College, was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He has published ten collections of poetry, including "Middle Earth," a finalist for the Pulitzer, and received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Berlin Prize, the Rome Prize, the Lenore Marshall Award, and the Medal in Poetry from American Academy of Arts and Letters. Cole was inducted in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2017. He has also published a memoir, Orphic Paris. His most recent book is Blizzard, was published in summer 2020 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.