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Peter Cole discusses his new collection Hymns & Qualms with fellow poet Matthew Zapruder.
Praise for Peter Cole:
“A matchless translator and one of the handful of authentic poets in his own American generation. Hymns & Qualms is a majestic work, a chronicle of the imaginative life of a profoundly spiritual consciousness.” — Harold Bloom
"His vivid, sonorous English translations of secular and mystical Hebrew verse that was previously neglected or regarded as esoteric, parochial, or simply too difficult have remade the American Jewish canon." — Joshua Cohen, The Paris Review
“[Peter Cole’s] poetry is perhaps most remarkable for its combination of intellectual rigor with delight in surface, for how its prosody returns each abstraction to the body, linking thought and breath, metaphysics and musicality. Religious, erotic, elegiac, pissed off—the affective range is wide and the forms restless.”
—Ben Lerner, BOMB
"Zapruder's poems don't merely attempt beauty; they attain it."--The Boston Review
"Matthew Zapruder has a razor eye for the remnants and revenants of modern culture."--The New York Times
"With dynamic, logically complex sentences, Zapruder posits a world that is both extraordinary and refreshingly ordinary."--BOMB