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Swensen, Cole 1955-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 244 publications in 2 languages and 9,977 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Literature  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Thesis advisor, Signer, Contractor, Contributor, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.W384, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Cole Swensen
 
Most widely held works by Cole Swensen
The glass age by Cole Swensen( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers des poèmes entrecoupés de prose, l'auteur revient sur l'histoire du verre et en particulier sur celle de la fenêtre, de l'invention de l'objet à la représentation qui en est faite depuis la Renaissance.--[Memento]
Ours by Cole Swensen( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules Evens weaves history, science, and personal anecdote into an absorbing chronicle of one of the most biologically diverse places in North America. His account of this enchanted "island in time," separated by tectonics from the rest of the continent, provides a comprehensive overview of the Point Reyes Peninsula, exploring its dynamic character and its haunting appeal. Evens thoroughly investigates the climate, geology, and flora and fauna of Point Reyes, giving special attention to its most characteristic species and their ecological relationships. He delves into the past as well, evoking images of salmon-swollen creeks, herds of elk, and canyons echoing with the cries of cougars to enliven our imagination and set the stage as he traces the changes that have occurred at Point Reyes since the first Spanish explorers visited its shores in the late 1500s. Extensively illustrated with color photographs, original illustrations, and maps, the book also includes species lists for the reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, common invertebrates, fish, and plants found on the peninsula today, making it an essential companion for anyone who plans to visit one of California's most unique natural areas. - Publisher's description
It is almost that : a collection of image+text work by women artists & writers by Lisa Pearson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is almost that collects twenty-six visionary works by women artists and writers"--Page 4 of dust jacket
Try : poems by Cole Swensen( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems in Cole Swensen's Try explore the intersection of writing with the visual arts, particularly late medieval and early Renaissance paintings. They also explore writing as a visual vehicle, both as a pattern across a field and as a catalyst for imagery." "Looking at the paintings themselves involves examining the way that they make meaning and, in contrast, the way that words make meaning of them and of themselves - what happens when you have a representation of a representation? All the poems in this collection weave in and out of proximity to visual work, sometimes from the distance of a gallery viewer, sometimes as a character in the painting itself. Issues of narrative sequence and time float through the collection but are always subordinate to the play and rule of language on the page."--BOOK JACKET
Such rich hour : poems by Cole Swensen( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of a hundred hands : poems by Cole Swensen( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hand is second only to language in defining the human being, and its constant presence makes it a ready reminder of our humanity, with all its privileges and obligations. In this dazzling collection, Cole Swensen explores the hand from any angle approachable by language and art. Her hope: to exhaust the hand as subject matter; her joy: the fact that she couldn't. These short poems reveal the hand from a hundred different perspectives. Incorporating sign language, drawing manuals, paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, shadow puppets, imagined histories, positions (the "han
Flare by Thomas Nozkowski( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flare is the culminating project of the 2007-2008 collaborative Artist and Poet in Residence Program sponsored by the Yale University Art Gallery & Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. The book includes new poems by Cole Swensen and new prints by Thomas Nozkowski. The poet and illustrator visited Yale together on several occasions to work on this project, influencing one another's artistic process and completed work, and the book reflects the makers' creative conversation and collaboration.--Publisher description
New math by Cole Swensen( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking sculpture, 1967-2015 by Lexi Lee Sullivan( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravesend by Cole Swensen( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravesend, which takes its name from the English town at the mouth of the Thames, revisits the genre of the ghost story and, through fragmentation, juxtaposition, and allusion, powerfully summons the uncanny, the spectral presence. Cole Swensen delves into ancient fables, the Bible, medieval records, Victorian ghost stories, contemporary interviews, and more to explore the effects of the ghostly on our daily lives, at times returning to the notion of "gravesend," implicitly asking if all ends in the grave or if death itself has an end. Swensen's focus on language shapes these visitations--glimp
Landscapes on a train by Cole Swensen( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influenced by the history of landscape painting, Cole Swensen’s new book is an experiment in seriality, in the different approach and scope that language must take to record the way that fluctuations of minutiae transform a whole. These poems meditate on what it is simply to look at the world, without judgment, without intervention, without appropriation. Swensen’s lyric observations, lilting and delicate, distill the act of seeing -- Provided by the publisher
On walking on by Cole Swensen( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practice, Restraint by Laura Sims( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numen by Cole Swensen( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Zoo by Olivier Cadiot( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To look at the sea is to become what one is : an Etel Adnan reader by Etel Adnan( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noon by Cole Swensen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The glass age
Alternative Names
Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen Amerikaans dichteres

Cole Swensen Poet, translator, editor, professor

Languages
English (64)

French (5)

Covers
OursIt is almost that : a collection of image+text work by women artists & writersTry : poemsSuch rich hour : poemsThe book of a hundred hands : poemsFlarePractice, RestraintColonel ZooNoon