Interview: Poet/Translator Peter Cole Talks About Kabbalah and His Jewish Poetry

  • by Peter Menkin
  • Narrated by Ralph Morocco
  • 0 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In another of the ongoing series with Anglican and Christian poets this religion writer chose to interview Jewish poet and translator Peter Cole. One of his agents suggested a Jewish poet, though Ofer Ziv of Blue Flower Arts knew the series was made up of Christians and Anglicans.
The mystic, poet, and secular Jewish married man of letters who is a scholar is reticent to use the word God in an interview, and even reticent to admit to a belief in the Almighty. Yet this religious and spiritual scholar and poet has a recent book of translations of works from the Kabbalah in the book titled The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition.
This ancient discipline of understanding the Almighty in the Jewish tradition is a mystical and mysterious exercise in religious practice that continues into our own day - this 21st century. If one asks, Where are we going? even in the Christian community, it does good to look toward the mystics, be they Christian or Jew.


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What disappointed you about Interview: Poet/Translator Peter Cole Talks About Kabbalah and His Jewish Poetry?

Peter Cole does not talk.

What could Peter Menkin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Writing is so bad it is hard to believe a person wrote it, probably written by computer.

What didn’t you like about Ralph Morocco’s performance?

Monotone, sounded sleepy, pauses wrong places.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


Any additional comments?

Did not finish, doesn't Audible screen material like this?

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- Matt Levine

Remarkable short interview with poet and scholar

What did you love best about Interview: Poet/Translator Peter Cole Talks About Kabbalah and His Jewish Poetry?

It gets to the point and has a wry sense of humor. There is much said about the poet and scholar in the interview with him, though it is a short interview: pithy.

What did you like best about this story?

No punches pulled.

Which scene was your favorite?

I like where the poet reveals his sensibilities of poetic sensibilities.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Surprised at the scholars honesty.

Any additional comments?

I am the author of the interview reviewing his own work.

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- Peter Menkin "As a writer and poet who has a love affair with books about Christ in God, I continue with this need to share my deep feelings of Faith."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2013
  • Publisher: Peter Menkin