Peter Cole and Laura Kasischke

Peter Cole’s new collection of poems and translations is Hymns & Qualms. “His poetry is most remarkable for its combination of intellectual rigor with delight in surface, for how its prosody returns each abstraction to the body,” wrote Ben Lerner. “Religious, erotic, elegiac, pissed off—the affective range is wide and the forms restless. Laura Kasischke’s new book of poetry is Where Now. “No poet has joined the chasm of ontological despair to the pathos of household frustration so well as Kasischke at her best,” wrote Stephen Burt. “She has created a music of her own.”

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