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.
Norma Cole is a poet, translator and visual artist. Recent works include a book of art, DRAWINGS (Further Other Book Works, 2020), a book of poetry, Fate News (2018), and a film, By the Turning Bridge (2019). Other work includes ACTUALITIES (Litmus Press, 2015), WHERE SHADOWS WILL: SELECTED POEMS 1988-2008 (City Lights Publishers, 2009), DO THE MONKEY (Zasterle, 2006), SCOUT (Krupskaya, 2005), MOIRA (O Books, 1995) and MARS (Listening Chamber, 1994). She lives in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA