Where Shadows Will (Paperback)

Selected Poems 1988-2008 (City Lights Spotlight #1)

By Norma Cole

City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe, 9780872864740, 106pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

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The inaugural volume in the new Spotlight poetry series, Where Shadows Will selects from twenty years of innovative poetry by writer, painter, and translator Norma Cole. Cole has been a fixture of the Bay Area scene since 1977, writing melodic and experimental poetry whose shadow-haunted landscapes embody an exploration of the relationship between language, self, and world. Cole was a member of the circle of poets around Robert Duncan and a fellow traveler of the language poets. Drawing on long out-of-print volumes and recent books--such as her acclaimed Spinoza in Her Youth (2002)--Where Shadows Will confirms Cole's place as a major avant-garde poet and a leading voice among contemporary women writers.

About the Author

Norma Cole is a poet, painter, and translator. Her recent books include Do the Monkey, Spinoza in Her Youth, and NATURAL LIGHT. Her translations include Danielle Collobert's Journals, Fouad Gabriel Naffah's The Spirit God and the Properties of Nitrogen, and Crosscut Universe: Writing on Writing from France. Born in Canada, Cole has lived in San Francisco since 1977.