Henri Cole

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Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956 and raised in Virginia.  He has published eight collections of poetry, including Middle Earth (FSG, 2004) which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.  He has received many awards for his work, including the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lenore Marshall Award. His most recent collection is Touch (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011).  He teaches at Ohio State University,   is poetry editor of The New Republic, and lives in Boston.      

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Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Harvard, 2011


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