Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen is the author of fifteen books of poetry. She has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Award and once for the National Book Award, and has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the SF State Poetry Center Book Award, the National Poetry Series, and the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches at Brown University. “More pearl:” and “More pearl again:” are from a series responding to Virginia Woolf’s essay “Street Haunting.”