Michael Hamburger''s Collected Poems reflects over half a century''s dedication to poetry and a consistent , deep engagement with both the natural and human world. '
Michael Hamburger was born in Berlin in 1924, and came to Britain as a child. He has taught widely in America and Britain and is the outstanding contemporary translator and critic of German literature. His awards include the German Federal Republic's Goethe Medal in 1986 for services to German literature. Anvil publishes his critical work 'The Truth of Poetry' and several of his translations, including editions of Goethe, Holderlin, Rilke and 'Poems of Paul Celan', which received the EC's European Translation Prize in 1990. His poem-sequence 'Late' appeared in 1997.