Peter Cole
Inventory and the Poetry of Things


Thursday, October 29, 2009


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Bard Graduate Center, 18 West 86th Street


$25.00 General Admission
$17.00 Students and Seniors

RSVP required to 212.501.3011, programs@bgc.bard.edu


Peter Cole and Peter Miller talk about the poetry in-and of-the things of daily life, such as the objects in Margrieta's inventory or those mentioned in letters of medieval Jewish traders found in the Cairo Geniza, which Cole shaped into a long and fascinating poem, "Things on Which I've Stumbled," from which he will read excerpts.The gallery talk will be followed by an exhibition viewing and reception. Peter Cole is a poet, translator, and author of three books of poetry: Rift, Hymns & Qualms and Things on Which I've Stumbled. He is a 2007 MacArthur Fellow and publisher of Ibis Editions in Jerusalem. Peter N. Miller is dean and chair of academic programs at the Bard Graduate Center.

Gallery Talk