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About the Author
Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956. He was reared in Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University and is the recipient of fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1989 he received the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. His poems have appeared in Antaeus, The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review, among others, and he has published two previous collections of poetry: The Marble Queen (1986) and The Zoo Wheel of Knowledge (1989). From 1982 to 1988 he was executive director of the Academy of American Poets, and he has since taught at Columbia, Reed, Yale, and the University of Maryland. At present he is Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard.