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April 8

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Cole Swensen

  Prairie Lights


Part of Kokoy F. Guevera’s The Reddest Herring Memorial Reading

Prairie Lights

Saturday, April 8 – Noon


Cole Swensen was born and raised near San Francisco and earned her BA and MA from San Francisco State University and a PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. She is a former director of the creative program at the University of Denver and taught in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is currently a professor in the literary arts program at Brown University and founder and editor of La Presse, a small press dedicated to the translation and publication in English of contemporary French poetry.

Swensen is the author of thirteen collections of poetry and has translated ten books of poetry into English from French. Her most recent books include Gravesend (University of California Press, 2012), Stele (Post-Apollo Press, 2012), and Greensward (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010).