Henri Cole has published six books of poetry. His work is autobiographical and deals with themes such as selfhood, parental loss, and the natural world. Unsentimental, honest, and often humorous, Cole’s poetry is intimately human and emotional. He has won numerous literary awards, and his 2003 book, Middle Earth, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Cole has taught at various universities, and he is currently professor of English at Ohio State University, where he teaches in the MFA program in writing.