“Swensen’s recent thematic book-length sequences . . . combine scholarly meticulousness with a postmodern flair for dislocation, cementing Swensen’s reputation as an important experimental writer.”  Publishers Weekly

"Swensen provides us with an invaluable postmodern retrofit of Keats’s magic casements.”   John Ashbery

“Cole Swensen’s The Glass Age is a masterwork . . . Her critical assumptions, literary strategies and approach to the text clearly places her among the finest post-avant poets we now have.”   Ron Silliman

The Glass Age,  Alice James Books, 2007
     Bronze Medal, Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award
     Second place, Maine Literary Award, poetry category
     Chosen one of the 11 best books of poetry of 2007 by Library Journal