ND Presents: Peter Cole and Ben Lerner at McNally Jackson

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Join Peter Cole, “one of the handful of authentic poets of his own American generation” (Harold Bloom), for a reading from his fourth collection of poetry The Invention of Influence. With Ben Lerner, Cole will discuss how his work as a poet and translator of modern and medieval Hebrew and Arabic relate, the concept of the “influence machine” at the heart of the book, and how he manages a poetry as aesthetically rich as it is intellectually rigorous. As Ben Lerner writes: “Religious, erotic, elegiac, pissed off—the affective range is wide and the forms restless.”

Where: McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, New York

When: 03/05/2014 7:00 pm

Cost: Free