This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on December 6, 2012 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.
Norma Cole is a poet, painter, and translator. She is the author of Spinoza in Her Youth, Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems, 1988—2008, and, most recently, Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside. A book of essays and talks, To Be at Music, has been published. Her translations from the French include Jean Daive’s A Woman with Several Lives, Fouad Gabriel Naffah’s Mind-God and the Properties of Nitrogen, Danielle Collobert’s It Then, and Crosscut Universe: Writers on Writing from France. Cole has received awards from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Gertrude Stein Awards, the Fund for Poetry, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She teaches at the University of San Francisco. Norma Cole and Julian Talamantez Brolaski read that evening.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Norma Cole, please click here.