Poetry. The first installment of our new Spotlight poetry series, WHERE SHADOWS WILL selects from twenty years of innovative writing by Bay Area poet, translator, and visual artist Norma Cole. Beginning with her earliest collection, Mace Hill Remap, and taking us up through her recent NATURAL LIGHT, WHERE SHADOWS WILL is a comprehensive overview of Cole's melodic and experimental poetry, whose shadow-haunted landscapes embody a theory-informed exploration of the relationship between language, self, and world. By turns severe and exuberant, WHERE SHADOWS WILL confirms Cole's place as a major avant-garde poet and a leading voice among contemporary innovative women writers.
Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA
Norma Cole is a poet, painter and translator. Her recent poetry publications include WIN THESE POSTERS AND OTHER UNRELATED PRIZES INSIDE, 14000 FACTS, NATURAL LIGHT, WHERE SHADOWS WILL: SELECTED POEMS 1988-2008, SPINOZA IN HER YOUTH, and SCOUT, a text/image work in CD-ROM format. Current translation work includes Danielle Collobert's NOTEBOOKS, 1956-1978, Anne Portugal's NUDE and CROSSCUT UNIVERSE: WRITING ON WRITING FROM FRANCE. She created 2004-6 Collective Memory, an installation, performance, and publication for "Poetry and its Arts: Bay Area Interactions 1954-2004," California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA. Cole has received a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, Gertrude Stein Awards, the Robert D. Richardson Nonfiction Award, as well as awards from the Fund for Poetry. A Canadian by birth, Cole migrated via France to San Francisco where she has lived for over twenty years.
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