Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Tribute to Norma Cole

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6 pm, Dia Online

Event Details 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6 pm 
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Dia is pleased to announce the upcoming events in its Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. This season, instead of pairing two poets for an evening, curator Vincent Katz has chosen a format that pays tribute to five exemplary poets. For each event, a small group of readers will pay homage to one of the featured poets, followed by a reading by that poet. The featured poet for this event is Norma Cole. 

The tribute readers for this event will include Kazim Ali, Brenda Hillman, Maya Phillips, and Cedar Sigo.

Norma Cole was born in Toronto in 1945. She is a poet, painter, and translator. Her most recent books of poetry include Fate News (2018)Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside (2012), Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems, 1988–2008 (2009)and Spinoza in Her Youth (2002). Cole has also published the volumes To be at Music: Essays & Talks (2010) and Actualities (2015), collaboration with painter Marina Adams. Her translations from French include Danielle Collobert’s It Then (1989) and Jean Daive’s A Woman with Several Lives (2009). Additionally, Cole edited and translated Crosscut Universe: Writing on Writing from France (2000).  
Cole has received awards from the Creative Work Fund, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Fund for Poetry, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative PoetryShe has taught at, among others, the University of San Francisco; Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California; and San Francisco State University. Cole was also a regents’ lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. 

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