Peter Cole is the author of two collections of poetry, Rift (Station Hill) and Hymns & Qualms (Sheep Meadow), and has published nine books of translation from Hebrew and Arabic poetry and prose. Cole has received numerous awards for his poetry and translation, including the Modern Language Association-Scaglione Translation Prize for Selected Poems of Shmuel HaNagid (Princeton University Press) and the Times Literary Supplement-Porjes Hebrew Translation Prize for Selected Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol (Princeton). He has also been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Cole, who makes his living as a translator and editor, has been visiting professor at Wesleyan University and Middlebury College. He lives in Jerusalem.