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7:00 pm Dr. Peter Cole (Poetry of Solomon Ibn Gabirol)
February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 4 // 7:00pm
Mystical, Cyclical, Celestial, Profane: the Poetry
of Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Dr. Peter Cole
Peter Cole is the author of five books of poems—most recently Hymns & Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translations (FSG, 2017)—and many volumes of translation from Hebrew and Arabic, medieval and modern. Cole has created a body of work that defies traditional distinctions between old and new, foreign and familiar, translation and original. Among his many honors are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Jewish National Book Award, the PEN Prize in Translation, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven, where he teaches at Yale.