Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan and raised in Virginia in a household where three languages were spoken. He has published eight collections of poetry, including Middle Earth, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lenore Marshall Award. His most recent collection is Touch, and a new book, Nothing to Declare, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He teaches at Ohio State University and is poetry editor of The New Republic. He lives in Boston. “Henri Cole has become a master poet, with few peers . . . A central poet of his generation." --Harold Bloom
About the Eagle Pond Authors' Series
For the past 17 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.
Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps to keep this series free to the public. Receptions and book signings follow each reading. Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admittance.