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An interview with Lisel Mueller
Transcript from the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, April 14, 1997.
Commentary on "Monet Refuses the Operation"
From New York University's Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database.
Two poems
"Bedtime Story" and "Things," from The Washington Post
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Lisel Mueller

Lisel Mueller

Lisel Mueller was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1924. Her books of poetry include Alive Together: New & Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 1996), which won the Pulitzer Prize; Learning to Play by Ear (1990); Waving from Shore (1989); Second Language (1986); The Need to Hold Still (1980), which received the National Book Award; Voices from the Forest (1977); The Private Life, which was the 1975 Lamont Poetry Selection; and Dependencies (1965). She has also published several volumes of translation, most recently Circe's Mountain by Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1990). Her honors include the Carl Sandburg Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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