On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 7 p.m. Counterpath hosted a reading by Peter Cole and Eryn Green.
Peter Cole is the author of four books of poems, most recently The Invention of Influence and Things on Which I’ve Stumbled. Cole’s numerous translations from Hebrew and Arabic include The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition and The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, c. 950–1492, which received the National Jewish Book Award and the American Publishers Association’s Award for Book of the Year. He has also translated So What: New & Selected Poems, 1971–2005 by Taha Muhammad Ali and three volumes by Israeli poet Aharon Shabtai, including War & Love, Love & War. He has received numerous honors for his work, including a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the PEN Translation Prize, and, in 2007, he was named a MacArthur fellow. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Cole now divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven.
Eryn Green is the recipient of the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize for his first book, Eruv. He holds an MFA from the University of Utah and a PhD from the University of Denver, and his work has recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, jubilat, and elsewhere. He lives in Denver with his wife Hanna and their daughter Aya.