Lisel Mueller, 5th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Lisel Mueller

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center

Author/Artist Bio

Lisel Mueller has published five books of poetry, the most recent of which is "The Need to Hold Still" (Louisiana State University Press, 1980). Her poetry, which has won the American Book Award, the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Prize from Poetry, the Lamont Poetry Award, the Emily Clark Balch Award from the Virginia Quarterly Review, and the 1977 Helen Bullis Award from Poetry Northwest, has appeared widely in such magazines as The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, Saturday Review, Ohio Review, Paris Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In addition, she has published a book of Germanto-English translations of Marie Luise Kaschnitz and critical essays in Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Chicago Daily News. Mueller is a newly elected board member of the Associated Writing Programs.


Mueller read with Ann Stanford on Thursday, October 7th, 1982 at 2:00 p.m.


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