Noon, Sun & Moon Press, 1997; reprint Green Integer, 2005
Winner of The New American Poetry Series Award, 1997

Cole Swensen's Noon is a stunning meditative mix of lyrical and prosaic poetry in constant motion. Swensen turns and returns the images from our external world while exploring a spiritual landscape marked by separation and the desire for reunion. The poet leads us in Noon's interior so that we “see the world as a single streak, something built of transparent speed; pure white of the sort they say no one person, unaided, can perceive.”
—Sun & Moon Press