Thursday, October 2, 2008

Henri Cole has just won 25,000 dollars

Let's hope that he won't invest it in the stock market.  The 2008 Lenore Marshall Prize for "the year's most outstanding book of poetry" was awarded to Henri Cole yesterday for Blackbird and Wolf (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007), by the Academy of American Poets (the judges were Lucie Brock-Broido, B.H. Fairchild, and John Koethe).
Listen to Cole reading "Oil & Steel" here.
Cole's answer to "What is American About American Poetry" from the Poetry Society.