Hebrew Poetry Translation Workshop with Peter Cole

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Griffin Hall, Room 5

Hebrew Poetry Translation Workshop with Peter Cole

Renowned poet and translator Peter Cole will conduct a master class on translating Hebrew poetry from medieval Spain.  The session will focus on the work of the philosopher-poet Solomon Ibn Gabirol.  Cole's volumes of translations from Hebrew and Arabic include The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Yale), The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 (Princeton), which received the National Jewish Book Award in Poetry in 2007, Aharon Shabtai's War & Love, Love & War: New and Selected Poems (New Directions), Taha Muhammad Ali's So What: New & Selected Poems 1973-2005 (Copper Canyon), and Hebrew Writers on Writing (Trinity).

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lecture/seminar/presentation

Department

Jewish Studies, Classics, Critical Languages, Religion, Chaplain's Office

Group

Williams College Jewish Association

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