Poetry. A highly respected translator from the French, San Francisco resident Norma Cole is equally renowned for her own poetry, a body of work that manages to be both exacting and elegant. Her new title, DO THE MONKEY, is complex and reflexive. Cole continues to create texts using her original and modern voice, but also recalls the past within this new form. This new collection is a beautiful addition to Cole's current volumes of poetry.
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. Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA