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Pierce the Skin

Selected Poems, 1982-2007

Henri Cole

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

HENRI COLE was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and was raised in Virginia. The recipient of many awards, he is the author, most recently, of Blackbird and Wolf (FSG, 2007) and Middle Earth (FSG, 2003), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.