by Peter Cole & Tony Lopez
Saturday 3 March, 7pm
Peter Cole’s two books of poems originally published in the United States have now been published together as What Is Doubled: Poems 1981-1998 (Shearsman, 2005). He has also published many volumes of translations of medieval and contemporary Hebrew as well as Arabic poetry, for which he has won the TLS Translation Prize and the PEN-American Translation Award, among others. He lives in Jerusalem where he co-edits Ibis Editions, a press devoted to the literature of the Levant.
Tony Lopez teaches at the University of Plymouth and is the author of many books and pamphlets of poetry including Devolution (The Figures, 2000), Data Shadow (Reality Street, 2000), and False Memory (Salt, 2003), which Robert Potts in the Guardian called “by far my favourite individual volume of poetry this year… a series of sonnet sequences collaging and remixing the white noise of 1990s Britain into a disorienting, sometimes hilarious, often sinister, and always satirical challenge.” His most recent book is Meaning Performance: Essays in Poetry (Salt, 2006).
Poetry readings are organised in collaboration with Barry Schwabsky