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with Henri Cole

The last thing that made you smile

Dancing with some new friends last night.

A secret

I wish I could sing and fly, at the same time.

The last thing you wrote

A recipe for pasta sauce.

Your favourite city

Paris is my Seroquel.

What you’d place in a time capsule

My BlackBerry.

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan and raised in Virginia. He has published nine collections of poetry and received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, the Ambassador Book Award, the Lenore Marshall Award, and the Medal in Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent collection is Nothing to Declare (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015). From 2010 to 2014, he was poetry editor of The New Republic. He teaches at Claremont McKenna College and lives in Boston.