Cole Swensen

Literature, 2006

Cole Swensen’s books of poetry include The Book of a Hundred Hands; Goest, published by Alice James Books in 2004; Noon, from Sun & Moon press in 1997; and New Math, from William Morrow & Co. in 1988. Her awards include a PEN Literary Award for Translation, a Pushcart Prize, an Iowa Prize for Poetry, and a San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award. She has taught at the University of Denver and is an associate professor at the Iowa Writers Workshop.

Awards and Accomplishments

2006: Swensen receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship