Author of several books of poetry, including Noon, Given, New Math and Numen, Cole Swensen is also a translator, most recently ofNatural Gaits by Pierre Alferi andL'Art Poetic by Olivier Cadiot. Formerly of Marin County, she now lives and works in Colorado where she teaches at the University of Denver. Swensen's immersion into French theory, Wittgensteinian paradox, grand opera, and contemporary visual art have deepened her own writing and poetry, which now brims with richness like a pitcher of creme brulée.

February 27, 1998