Henri Cole (亨利科爾)
Henri Cole was born in Japan and grew up in Germany and the US. He holds an MFA from Columbia and has been an artist-in-residence at numerous institutions, including Harvard and Yale. His body of work, including eight books of poems, already establishes him as a major writer of our times. Henri Cole, through his poetry, provides a creative means for young people to express the confusion that many of them feel in today’s constantly-evolving world. As the UAS’ first creative writer and poet, he adds the beauty of language to that of film, music and visual art.
Award-winning American poet Henri Cole made his first visit to Hong Kong in November 2013 for two complementary events in the University’s Convocation Room. In the first, Henri read some of his most beautiful works and shared the inspiration behind them. The second was a more informal Q&A session during which he answered questions about his life as a writer.