Peter Cole and Peter N. Miller will be giving a gallery talk on Thursday, October 29 at 6pm titled “Inventory and the Poetry of Things.”

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.