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    by Henri Cole
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Virtual Event: Henri Cole

presenting

Blizzard:
Poems

in conversation with HANNAH AIZENMAN

Date

Sep
1
Tuesday
September 1, 2020
7:00 PM

Location

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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed poet HENRI COLE—author of the award-winning poetry collections Touch and Nothing to Declare—for a discussion of his latest collection, Blizzard. He will be joined in conversation by HANNAH AIZENMAN, poetry coordinator at The New Yorker.

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About Blizzard

Daring, tender, truthful, the poems in Blizzard, Henri Cole’s tenth book, build on a reputation for quiet mastery. Whether he is wrestling with the mundane, history and its disasters, or sexual love, he can sound both classical and contemporary, with the modern austerity of Cavafy and Bishop. Often exploring the darker places of the heart, his sonnets do not lie down obediently, but spark with an honest self-awareness.

Cole’s lucid, empathetic poems―with lyrical beauty and ethical depth―seem to transmute the anxious perplexities of our time.

Praise for Blizzard

“An artist of the greatest gifts.” —Louise Glück

"Over the last 15 years . . . Cole has invented and mastered his own version of the sonnet, a compact lyric utterance that drills down on a single experience, moment, or startled vision, and surprises with every line . . . it's true poetry, the thing we mean by that word." —Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR

"[A] radiant 10th collection . . . Cole's political commentary is restrained and skillfully orchestrated . . . Readers of this collection will find that Cole's joie de vivre is a balm for the soul." —Publishers Weekly

Hannah Aizenman
Hannah Aizenman

Hannah Aizenman

Hannah Aizenman is the poetry coordinator at The New Yorker and holds an MFA from New York University. Originally from Birmingham, AL, she lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Henri Cole
Henri Cole

Henri Cole

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956. He has published over half a dozen previous collections of poetry, including Touch and Pierce the Skin; a memoir, Orphic Paris; and has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and the Award of Merit Medal in Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches at Claremont McKenna College.

Photo Credit: Star Black

 

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