Other literary forms
Though he is primarily known as a poet, Henri Cole has written several brief statements about his writing practice and his life, frequently in response to prompts from literary societies and little magazines. Perceptive and concise as aphorisms (“A lyric poem is a MRI of what it is to be human. . . . Like a delicate instrument, it records all the little agitations of seeing and being”), these carefully fashioned pronouncements share many of the qualities of his poems and complement his work in interesting ways.