Individual Author Record
Name: Lisel MuellerPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Audience: Adult; Born: 1924 in Hamburg, Germany
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Illinois ConnectionMueller has lived in the Chicago area since fleeing Nazi Germany at the age of 15.
Biographical and Professional InformationLisel Mueller is a poet and translator. She graduated from the University of Evansville (Indiana) in 1944 and has taught at the University of Chicago, Elmhurst College in Illinois, and Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. Mueller has also written book reviews for the ''Chicago Daily News''.
- Alive Together, Louisiana State University Press, 1996
- Dependencies: Poems, Louisiana State University Press, 1998
- Second Language , Lousiana State University Press, 1986
- The Need to Hold Still, Lousiana State University Press, 1980
- The Private Life, Lousiana State University Press, 1976
- Voices From the Forest, Juniper, 1977
- Waving From Shore, Lousiana State University Press, 1989
Titles At Your Library
The Private Life: Poems (Louisiana paperbacks ; L-73)
ISBN: 0807101826 Louisiana State Univ Pr. 1976 Book by Mueller, Lisel
The Need to Hold Still: Poems
ISBN: 0807106704 LSU Press. 1980 Book by Mueller, Lisel
ISBN: 0807113360 Louisiana State University Press. 1986
Second Language is the fourth volume of work from the highly acclaimed poet Lisel Mueller. The second language of the title, English, supplanted Mueller’s native language when she came to the United States from Hitler’s Germany at age fifteen. But other second languages are at work here as well. The poems in this collection have to do with memory and metaphor, two forces that enable us to interpret our experience. Each is in a sense a second language, and in Mueller’s employ each gains expression in an imaginative and humanistic voice. In “English as a Second Language,” the various meanings of Second Language come together lucidly and effectively.
Waving from Shore
ISBN: 0807115762 Louisiana State Univ Pr. 1989 Poems deal with language, music, memory, mortality, silence, the night, and the past
Alive Together: New and Selected Poems
ISBN: 0807121274 Louisiana State Univ Pr. 1996 A collection of poems addresses such topics as family history, music, language, art, and mortality
ISBN: 0807122750 LSU Press. 1998 This is a reissue of 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Lisel Mueller's first collection of work.
AwardsThe Private Life
- Lamont Poetry Selection, Academy of American Poets, 1975
- National Book Award, 1980