Biographies Colette Inez (1931-2018)

Colette Inez

Colette Inez was born in Brussels in 1931. She is the author of 10 poetry collections, including The Woman who Loved Worms (1972), winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association National First Book Award; Family Life (1988); and, most recently, The Luba Poems (2014). She also wrote the libretto for Mira J. Spektor’s opera Marry Shelly (2003) and is the author of the memoir The Secret of M. Dulong (2005). Inez’s honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She served on the governing board of the Poetry Society of America from 1979 to 1980 and has taught at Columbia University’s Writing Program since 1983. Colette Inez died in 2018.

Audio Recordings of Colette Inez

  • Colette Inez reading her poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Aug. 1, 1973

Selected Works at the Library of Congress