Why Harold Bloom, Master Critic, Likes Poet Peter Cole a Lot – Tablet Magazine

The great Yale literary scholar introduces new poetry by Peter Cole, in ‘The Invention of Influence

I first came to know Peter Cole as a matchless translator of Hebrew poetry, particularly of the warrior Shmuel HaNagid and the skeptical mystic Solomon Ibn Gabirol. Those translations were gathered in The Dream of the Poem, a superb volume presenting the Hebrew poetry of Spain from 950 to 1492, and followed by his equally impressive The Poetry of Kabbalah.

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