The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
invites you to a reading and conversation with Peter Cole:

Angels in Al-Andalus, and Beyond


MacArthur Fellow Peter Cole will talk about the
role of poetry in the history of Hebrew and
Judaism. He’ll read from his award-winning poems
and translations, as he takes us through a range
of poetries and the social matrices from which
they emerged—Heikhalot hymns, Hebrew poems
of the Golden Age in Spain (secular and sacred),
Kabbalistic verse, and the modern offshoots of
these and other high points in the history of
Hebrew literature.

Peter Cole is the author of four books of poems,
and has translated widely from Hebrew and
Arabic—medieval and modern. His books include
The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from
Muslim and Christian Spain, c. 950–1492
(Princeton) and The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical
Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Yale). This spring,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish his Hymns
& Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translations.
The recipient of many honors, including
a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy
of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, a
National Jewish Book Award and the American
Publishers Association’s prize for the book of the
year, he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.
He divides his time between Jerusalem and New
Haven, where he teaches each spring at Yale.

Sponsored parking is available in the YU lot (E)
on Amsterdam Avenue and 183rd Street

Location: Revel Lounge, Furst Hall, 3rd floor.

Date and Time: Thursday, Nov. 3rd 7-8 PM


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