Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Drawing upon her native language, Lisel Mueller (MYEWL-ur) has published translations of the works of two German women, including Three Daughters (1987), a novel by Anna Mitgutsch; Selected Later Poems of Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1980); Whether or Not (1984), a prose work by Kaschnitz; and Circe’s Mountain (1990), a collection of Kaschnitz’s short stories.

Throughout her career, Mueller has also written critical articles and reviews for the magazine Poetry and for the Chicago Daily News. Her essay “Midwestern Poetry: Goodbye to All That” appears in a collection of essays Voyages to the Inland Sea I (1971), edited by John Judson. Also, a brief essay titled “Parentage and Good Luck” appears in Where We Stand: Women Poets and the Literary Tradition (1993), edited by Sharon Bryan.