Henri Coulette

(1927-1988 / Los Angeles, California)

Henri Coulette
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Coulette was an educator, editor, and poet best known for his traditionally metered poetry. He taught English at California State University—Los Angeles for almost thirty years. Formerly he had been a high school English teacher and an instructor at the University of Iowa's writer's workshop.

Coulette's first volume of poetry, The War of the Secret Agents and Other Poems, won the Lamont Poetry Award and received significant critical attention. Coulette was described as "a poet to watch" by Dudley Fitts in the New York Times Book Review. Discussing the title poem in Coulette's collection The War of the Secret Agents and Other Poems, Fitts claimed to be "frustrated ... more »

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A Short History of the Sixties

Bang! Bang! Bang!
And always in the head.
Click, and we're watching TV:
The Plane, the Widow, the Mass.
We drive with our lights on.

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