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Henri Cole's last three books have shown a continuously mounting talent. In his new book, Touch , written with an almost invisible but ever-present art, he continues to render his human topics--a mother's death, a lover's addiction, war--with a startling clarity. Cole's new poems are impelled by a dark knowledge of the body--both its pleasures and its discontents--and they are written with an aesthetic asceticism in the service of truth. Alternating between innocence and violent self-condemnation, between the erotic and ...

Touch 2012, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374533472

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Touch 2011, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374278359

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