Poet and translator Peter Cole presented his talk, “The Poetry of Kabbalah, The Kabbalah of Poetry: Ruminations and a Reading” as the 2012 Harry Spindel Memorial Lecture on April 17, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

Peter Cole is a visiting fellow in the Judaic Studies Program at Yale University. He is a poet and translator of poetry and prose from Hebrew and Arabic whose work has received much recognition, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, and the PEN Translation Award for Poetry.