Cole Swensen is the author of 17 volumes of poetry, most recently On Walking On (Nightboat Books, 2017) and a volume of critical essays, Noise That Stays Noise. Her books have won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series and have been finalists for the National Book Award and twice for the LA Times Book Award. She’s translated over 20 volumes of poetry and prose from French and has won the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. A former Guggenheim Fellow, she is the co-editor of the Norton anthology American Hybrid and the founding editor of La Presse. She divides her time between Paris and Providence RI, where she teaches at Brown University.