Get Your Premium Membership

Cole Swensen Biography | Poet

Cole Swensen Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Cole Swensen. This short biogrpahy feature on Cole Swensen will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.

Photo of Cole Swensen
Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes


Cole Swensen (b. 1955—, in Kentfield near San Francisco) is an American poet, translator, editor, copywriter, and professor. Swensen was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and is the author of more than ten poetry collections and as many translations of works from the French. She received her B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz before going on to become the now-Previous Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver. She now teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.. American poet translator editor copywriter and professor; Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry 2006