The Center for Poetry's Read a Poet, Write a Poem Workshop: Lisel Mueller
This workshop is a continuation of the Center for Poetry's "Read a Poet, Write a Poem" series, whose 2015 focus is Lisel Mueller. In this workshop, participants will write poems based on the discussion from January 21. It is not necessary but highly encouraged to attend both sessions. We welcome writers of all levels and backgrounds to both workshops. more information...
About Lisel Mueller: Poet and translator Lisel Mueller was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1924. The daughter of teachers, her family was forced to flee the Nazi regime when Mueller was 15. They immigrated to the US and settled in the Mid-west. Mueller attended the University of Evansville, where her father was a professor, and did her graduate study at Indiana University. Her collections of poetry include "The Private Life," which was the 1975 Lamont Poetry Selection; "Second Language" (1986); "The Need to Hold Still" (1980), which received the National Book Award; "Learning to Play by Ear" (1990); and "Alive Together: New & Selected Poems" (1996), which won the Pulitzer Prize. Her other awards and honors include the Carl Sandburg Award, the Helen Bullis Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She has also published translations, most recently "Circe's Mountain" by Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1990).