The Poetry Society Readings at McNally JacksonPeter Cole and Susan Howe
Peter Cole's most recent book of poems is The Invention of Influence, which follows his Things on Which I've Stumbled. In addition to his books with Aharon Shabtai and Yoel Hoffmann, Cole's translations from Hebrew and Arabic include The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492, and The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition. Cole has received numerous honors for his work, including a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.
Susan Howe's most recent book is Spontaneous Paticulars. She is also the author of numerous books, including Souls of Labadie Tract (2007); The Midnight (2003); Pierce-Arrow (1999); My Emily Dickinson (1985); and Defenestration of Prague (1983). She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including, most recently, the 2010 Bolligen Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been a distinguished fellow at the Stanford Institute for Humanities, as well as the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She taught for many years at the State University of New York-Buffalo, where she held the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Poetry and the Humanities