Belladonna* presents the release of Gates & Fields by Jennifer Firestone, with poet and translator Cole Swensen.
Cole Swensen has published 17 books of poetry, most recently On Walking On, Nighboat Books, 2017, and a chapbook, Gave, Omnidawn, 2017. Her books have been finalists twice for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and once for the National Book Award and have won the S.F. State Poetry Center Book Award, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and others. Also a translator of contemporary French poetry, prose, and art criticism, she divides her time between Paris and Providence, RI, where she teaches at Brown University.
Jennifer Firestone is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Gates & Fields (Belladonna*, 2017). Her next full-length book, “TEN”, is forthcoming from BlazeVOX in 2018. Besides authoring 5 chapbooks, Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books) and co-authored LITtle by LITtle with photographer and urban geographer, Laura Y. Liu. Firestone has work anthologized in Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, Songs, & Stories for Children and Building is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim. Firestone won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley Memorial Prize and is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at the New School’s Eugene Lang College.