9th Ave: Peter Cole and Matthew Zapruder

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th avenue location. 



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


Hymns & Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374173883
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 23rd, 2017

“[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

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ISBN: 9781556594632
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - March 25th, 2014

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

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