MacArthur award-winning poet and translator Peter Cole leads a master class on the translation of poetry and the poetry of translation. Cole illustrates the central place translation holds in our lives and the ways in which it can come to inform both our experience of the world and the making of poems.
Peter Cole teaches comparative literature and Judaic studies at Yale University. He is the author of five books of poems, and many volumes of translation from Hebrew andArabic. Cole’s numerous honors include fellowships from the MacArthur and Guggenheim Foundations, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is currently a co-editor of Princeton University Press’s Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, and divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven.
This program is a collaboration between the University Museum of Contemporary Art and the Emily Dickinson Museum.
Open to Five College students.