Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen is the author of 17 volumes of poetry and one of critical essays. Her work has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the SF State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series. A former Guggenheim Fellow, she co-edited the Norton anthology American Hybrid. She divides her time between Paris and Providence RI, where she teaches at Brown University.

Elements of the Garden by Cole Swensen

    Moon Things grown in moonlight—metallic in sound—the moon sheds a wind—needle in kind. Any seed planted under a new moon will come up poisonous—any planted under the full will walk on its own. Will walk all night—casting a mineral light that will blind the moon.   Sun Unlike […]