Henri Cole

Listening Room

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Dead Wren

Poppies

Black Camellia

Dead Mother

Oil and Steel

Twilight

                                            VIDEO

Radcliffe Institute Poetry Reading

Harvard University Phi Beta Kappa Poem

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Interview and Reading



"Middle Earth is Henri Cole's epiphany, his Whitmanesque sunrise.  The modulation of these poems is extraordinary:  they have a continuous undersong. 'It must give pleasure,' Stevens said.  So oxymoronic is pleasure-pain, in Henri Cole, that we need to modify Stevens.  But for now, poems like 'Icarus Breathing,' 'Original Face,' and 'Olympia' are the poems of our climate.  Henri Cole has become a master poet, with few peers."
     -- Harold Bloom

With Lazarus the hen.
Henri & Lazarus
courtesy of Naoe Suzuki

With Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.
Seamus Heaney,  Nobel Laureate

Photos courtesy of Susan Unterberg (unless otherwise noted).