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On Walking on

Cole Swensen


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On Walking On looks outward onto--or rather, walks through--the work of various writers for whom walking was or is an important element of daily life. The number of writers who were or are serious walkers is striking, and the connection goes back to antiquity, more recently including Woolf, Nerval, Sand, Debord, Sebald, and many others.

Nightboat Books, 9781937658663, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

About the Author

COLE SWENSEN is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including Landscapes on a Train, and a book of essays, Noise That Stays Noise. Also a translator, she's the founding editor of La Presse, dedicated to contemporary French work in translation. She is professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.