Award-Winning Poet Henri Cole

Critic Harold Bloom has called Cole "a central poet of his generation". Read more about Smith's current Conkling Writer in Residence...

Henri Cole


Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and was raised in Virginia. The recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Rome Fellowship in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he is the author of five collections of verse. Cole is in his last year as Conkling Writer in Residence at Smith.

A reading was presented by the Department of English Language & Literature on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. For more information, read the press release from the Office of College Relations.

Find Publications in the Libraries' Catalog

Search by author for Cole, Henri in the Five College Library catalog to find published collections of the poet's work.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Middle Earth by Henri Cole

Find Biographical Information & More Online

Internet Site Access
Smith College Poetry Center
The Academy of American Poets
The Borzoi Reader [Alfred A. Knopf]: 
About the Author,
Poets on Poetry: "How I Grew"


Search for Periodicals

On the Libraries' website under Research, the English subject page features links to periodical indexes, including MLA International Bibliography, Humanities Abstracts, and EBSCO Academic Search Premier. Members of the Smith community may connect to these resources to find articles, essays, book reviews, and selected poems online.

Source Access
Expanded Academic Index (1980+)
Find poems published in periodicals. Some are available online in full text.
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Literature Online (8th century+)
ABELL (the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature) includes full-text entries presented as images of the published poems.
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