Wanting Song: On Peter Cole’s “Draw Me After”
Rachel Kaufman considers Peter Cole’s new collection of poems, “Draw Me After.”...
Rachel Kaufman is a poet and teacher pursuing a PhD in Latin American and Jewish history at UCLA. Her work explores diasporic memory and the ways in which literary and historical works transmit the past. Her first poetry book, Many to Remember (Dos Madres Press, 2021), enters the archive’s unconscious to unravel the histories of New Mexican crypto-Jews and the Mexican Inquisition alongside the poet’s own family histories. Her poetry has appeared on poets.org and in the Harvard Review, Southwestern American Literature, Western Humanities Review, JuxtaProse, and elsewhere, and her prose has appeared in Rethinking History, The Yale Historical Review, and Diagram, and is forthcoming in Comedia Performance: Journal of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater. See rachel-kaufman.com.