JCC Bookfair and The Melton Center for Jewish Studies present:
Recipient of the American Library Association Brody Medal for the best Jewish book of 2011 and the National Jewish Book Award of Poetry
This luminous collection gathers together for the first time in English a substantial body of poetry that emerges directly from the sublime and often startling world of Jewish mysticism.
Booklist called the volume “Resplendent…a dazzling treasury of verse spanning more than 1,500 years and accompanied by fascinating, illuminating, commentary rich in history, biography, and literary expertise.” The collection brings readers into the fascinating force field of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalistic verse, where the building blocks of both language and existence are unveiled.
A MacArthur-fellow, Peter Cole has received the American Library Association Brody Medal for the best Jewish book of 2011 and the Nation Jewish Book Award of Poetry. Amongst his honors he includes a Guggenheim Fellowship. www.ibiseditions.com/petercole
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