Henri Cole

Henri Cole
Susan Unterberg

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and was raised in Virginia. The recipient of many awards, he is the author, most recently, of Touch (FSG, 2011), Pierce the Skin (FSG, 2010); Blackbird and Wolf (FSG, 2007); Middle Earth (FSG, 2003), a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and The Visible Man (FSG, 1998).


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Henri Cole reads his poem "Twilight"

"Listen to the poet Henri Cole read his poem ""Twilight,"" from his poetry collection Blackbird and Wolf. These poems combine a delight in the senses with the rueful, the elegiac, the harrowing. Central here is the human need for love, the highest function of our species. Listen to this poetry reading and then learn more about the book Blackbird and Wolf at http://us.macmillan.com/blackbirdandwolf/HenriCole Read about poet Henri Cole at http://us.macmillan.com/author/henricole"

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Touch

Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Henri Cole’s last three books have shown a continuously mounting talent. In his new book, Touch, written with an almost invisible but ever-present art, he...


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Pierce the Skin

Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A GENEROUS SELECTION FROM ONE OF OUR GREATEST LIVING POETS Henri Cole has been described as a “fiercely somber, yet exuberant poet” by Harold Bloom, who...


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Blackbird and Wolf

Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

I don’t want words to sever me from reality. I don’t want to need them. I want nothing to reveal feeling but feeling—as in freedom, or the knowledge of...


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The Visible Man

Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

"To write what is human, not escapist," is Henri Cole's endeavor. In The Visible Man he pursues his aim by folding autobiography and memory into the thirty...


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Middle Earth

Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Time was plunging forward, like dolphins scissoring open water or like me, following Jenny's flippers down to see the coral reef, where the color of sand,...


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