Graduate Writing presents a reading by Norma Cole, whose most recent book of poetry is WIN THESE POSTERS AND OTHER UNRELATED PRIZES INSIDE. Other books of poetry include Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 and Spinoza in Her Youth. A book of essays and talks, TO BE AT MUSIC has also appeared. Her translations from the French include Jean Daive’s A Woman With Several Lives, Fouad Gabriel Naffah’s The Spirit God and the Properties of Nitrogen, Danielle Collobert’s It Thenand Crosscut Universe: Writers on Writing From France. Cole has received awards from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Gertrude Stein Awards, the Fund for Poetry, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In March 2012 Cole was the “Craft Work” writer for The Poetry Foundation blog “Harriet.”
Marjorie Welish is a poet, artist, and art critic. She is the author of In the Futurity Lounge, The Annotated “Here” and Selected Poems, Word Group, and Isle of the Signatories, all from Coffee House Press. Her honors include the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Fellowship from Brown University, the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellowship at Cambridge University, and two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
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