By Peter Cole, Aminadav Dykman
This groundbreaking assortment provides for the 1st time in English a considerable physique of poetry that emerges without delay from the elegant and infrequently startling international of Jewish mysticism. taking over Gershom Scholem’s name to plumb the “tremendous poetic potential” hid within the Kabbalistic culture, Peter Cole offers outstanding renderings of labor composed on 3 continents over a interval of a few fifteen hundred years.
In addition to the translations and the texts of their unique languages, Cole provides a full of life and insightful creation, besides available commentaries to the poems. Aminadav Dykman provides a chic afterword that locations the paintings within the context of worldwide literature. As a complete, the gathering brings readers into the interesting strength box of Kabbalistic verse, the place the construction blocks of either language and life itself are unveiled.
“Studded with perception, and written with nice verve, this booklet turns into a classic.”—Lawrence high-quality, writer of medical professional of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos
Won Honorable point out within the 2012 big apple publication competition Poetry class, subsidized through the recent York e-book Festival
Peter Cole has gained Poetry magazine’s John Frederick Nims Prize for the simplest translations to seem within the journal this yr. The prize was once presented for his portfolio of poems taken from The Poetry of Kabbalah (Margellos international Republic of Letters).
Honorable point out within the Poetry type on the 2012 New England booklet Festival.
Won a Honorable point out for the 2012 organization of yankee Publishers PROSE Awards within the Literature Category.
Won honorable point out for the 2013 Lois Roth Award for a translation of a literary paintings. This award is given via the trendy Language organization.