Poet and translator Peter Cole was born in Paterson, New Jersey. Coeditor of Ibis Editions, he has taught at institutions such as Yale University, Wesleyan University, and Middlebury College. Cole divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven, Connecticut.
What People are Saying
"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."