Peter Cole



November 17: Writers Voices for Peace and Justice, San Francisco State College, Creative Writing Program, with Adina Hoffman

October 18: Poetry reading, from Draw Me After, Abernathy Hall,  4:30 p.m., Middlebury College.

October 17:  The Quint Memorial Lecture: “Wanting Song, In the Beginning: Poetic Surprise and Jewish Life,” Twilight Hall Auditorium, 4:30 p.m., Middlebury College.

October 11: Colloquium on Collaboration in the Arts, with Aaron J. Kernis, discussing “Edensongs,” an oratorio. Institute for Sacred Music, Yale, 3:30 p.m.

February 19: World Premiere, “Edensongs,” an oratorio composed by Aaron J. Kernis, libretto by Peter Cole. Yale University, Woolsey Hall, 5 p.m.

February 12: Reading, in the “Us & Them” series at Molasses Books, 770 Hart St. Brooklyn, NY 11237, 8 p.m.

February 9: Head of College Tea with Paul North, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University. A discussion about the making of Draw Me After a life in poetry and translation.

January 12: Reading from Draw Me After with poet Nate Klug, moderated by Chris Lydon (Open Source Radio), who will lead a discussion on Poetry and Religion. The Grolier Bookstore.


December 6, 6-8 p.m.: Book Launch at The Drawing Center (SoHo, NYC), with artist Terry Winters and curator Claire Gilman. Moderated by novelist Joshua Cohen.

November 30: Reading from Draw Me After, with poets Billie Chernicoff and Barry Schwabsky. Tailfeather Bar, Brooklyn. Part of Divagations–a reading series sponsored by Caesura Magazine

November 29: Virtual Reading from Draw Me After, with poet Iman Mersal, translator Robyn Creswell, and Jonathan Galassi (hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, with Rain Taxi, Words Without Borders, The Seminary Coop, Community Books, McNally Jackson, Books and Books, and Brookline Booksmith).

November 22: Publication of Draw Me After, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, a new collection of poems.

November 17: University of Iowa, “On Drawing and Being Drawn in Translation,” talk to MFA and other students; Poetry reading from Draw Me After, with poet Kaveh Akbar, at Prairie Lights Bookstore.

November 14-16: Piyyut Conference, University of Minnesota, Keynote address, and reading from Draw Me After (Creative Writing, U of Minnesota, with Peter Campion).

April 29: Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, “Draw Me After: Readings and a Conversation with Nate Klug,” 12:00-1:00 (PDT)

April 27: MacX BGC, What Is Conservation, 6-7:30 pm (EDT)

January-May: Teaching, Yale University

January 12: Spertus Institute, Chicago.  Ideas Forum: Reimagining Tradition. 7 pm Central Time.


September 19: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Cloisters, Spain, 1000-1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith, Roundtable on the art, cultures, and poetry of the period. Sponsored by Fordham University Center for Jewish Studies.

October 21-22: New St. Andrew’s College, Moscow Idaho, residency with Adina Hoffman.

January-May: Teaching, Yale University


January-May: Teaching, Yale University

March: Publication of On Being Drawn: An Ekphrastic Translation (with Commentary), Cahier Series (Sylph Editions) — a chapbook, with drawings by Terry Winters

October 22-23: New St. Andrew’s College, Visiting Writer

October 29-Nov 3: Vermont Studio Center, Visiting Writer


November: Oxford University and Cambridge University

October 26: UCLA

January-June: Yale University, Teaching

April  9: Emily Dickinson House, Master Class,  “This was different—‘Twas Translation”: On Translating the World, and Other (Transcendental) Pleasures in Poetry.

April 8, 6 p.m.: U Mass, Amherst, University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA), reading and conversation with artist Terry Winters, in conjunction with the exhibition “Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions.”

February 17-19: Carleton College, Minnesota


October 11: MacArthur Fellows Forum, Chicago

October 10: Poetry Foundation, Poetry Day Reading, Harold Washington Library, Chicago

October 9: University of Illinois at Chicago

May 10: Yale Art Gallery, Joel Shapiro Exhibition, a Reading and Conversation, 5:30 p.m.

March 19: Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd St. Y, with Laura Kaskische

February 15: Yale University, Graduate Poets Reading Series, 4 p.m. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 4 p.m.


October 30-November 7: Kyoto / Tokyo

October 26-29: Hong Kong

October 23: Yale Club, NYC

October 17: Bard College

October 16: Columbia University

October 9-12: Colby College

June 8: Greenwich, CT, JCC 12:30

June 7: Paris Review Poetry Night, Hymns & Qualms, reading and conversation, with Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Robyn Creswell, 7 p.m., 544 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 (invitation only)

June 6: Bryant Park Reading, with Gerald Stern, Judith Vollmer  7 p.m.

May: Publication of Hymns & Qualms:  New and Selected Poems and Translations (FSG)

May 4-5: PEN World Voices Festival

May 21: Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture: On Teaching Poetry, Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA, Introduction by Forrest Gander

May 22: Green Apple Books, San Francisco  7:30 pm

May 25: Chevalier’s Bookstore, Los Angeles, with Kaveh Akbar, 7 p.m.

March 2: Carnegie Hall, George Benjamin, “The Dream of the Song,” with Bejun Meta, counter tenor (based on selections from the Dream of the Poem)

February 11: AWP, Us & Them: A Writer/Translator Reading, 4:30 pm

February 27, 6 pm: Moderator, Panel on translating classical Arabic into English, with translators Robyn Creswell (The Tongue of Adam, by Abdelfattah Kilito) and Elias Muhanna (The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition: A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World, by Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri)

January-June: Yale University, Teaching