Henri Cole

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Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1956 and raised in Virginia.  He has published nine collections of poetry and received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, the Ambassador Book Award, and the Lenore Marshall Award. His most recent collection is Nothing to Declare (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015).  From 2010 to 2014, he was poetry editor of The New Republic. He teaches at Claremont McKenna College and lives in Boston.      

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Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Harvard, 2011


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