The Poetic Translations of Peter Cole

Peter Cole. Photo: kellywritershouse -, CC BY 2.0

Today we focus on the work of a particular translator—Peter Cole. We’ve often featured Cole’s translations, but almost always his work from antiquity, particularly from The Dream of the Poem, and also his Arabic language translations of Taha Muhammad Ali. But Peter Cole also translates from the twenty and twenty-first centuries, and today we’ll feature a selection from his anthology, Hymns and Qualms, New and Selected Poems and Translations.

Peter Cole: Hymns and Qualms. New and Selected Poems and Translations. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017

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