Norma Cole is a poet, painter and translator. Her most recent poetry publications are The Vulgar Tongue, Desire & Its Double and Spinoza in Her Youth. Scout, a text/image work, is forthcoming from Krupskaya Editions in CD-ROM format. Current translation work includes Danielle Colloberts Journals, Anne Portugals Nude and Crosscut Universe: Writing on Writing from France. Cole has received a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, Gertrude Stein Awards, the Robert D. Richardson Non-Fiction Award, as well as awards from the Fund for Poetry. A Canadian by Birth, Cole migrated via France to San Francisco where she has lived for over twenty years.