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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lisel Mueller  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1924 in Hamburg, Germany


Illinois Connection

Mueller has lived in the Chicago area since fleeing Nazi Germany at the age of 15.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lisel 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''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''The Private Life''''' *Lamont Poetry Selection, Academy of American Poets, 1975 '''''The Need to Hold Still''''' *National Book Award, 1980 '''''Alive Together