This week’s poem from Slate is entitled The Bee, which is something we won’t be seeing much of until the cold weather leaves these parts. This poem is written by Henri Cole and if you click through to the poem’s page on Slate, you’ll be able to hear Henri Cole actually read his poem. It’s a really awesome thing that Slate does to have the poets reading their actual work on the site, so I encourage you to check it out!
According to his page on Poets.org, Henri Cole has published several collections of poetry, including Blackbird and Wolf (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007)—which received the 2008 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, Middle Earth (2003)—which received the 2004 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and The Marble Queen(1986). He has been awarded the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin, the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship. He is also the recipient of several fellowships. He has held many teaching positions and been the artist-in-residence at various institutions, including Smith College, Reed College, Brandeis, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale Universities. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Bee, by Henri Cole