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This is a translation of Rilke's SELECTED NEW POEMS done by a German scholar and poet, Alice Derry. Derry herself has spent years studying Rilke, and has lived and worked in Germany.
Alice Derry is an emeritus professor of language and literature at Peninsula College, in Port Angeles, Washington, where, in addition to her many other roles, she co-directed the Foothills Poetry Series and taught creative writing. Besides this collection of translated poems, she has also published three volumes of her original work: Stages of Twilight, Clearwater, Not as You Once Imagined, and Strangers to Their Courage. She has another book, Tremolo, upcoming from Red Hen Press in 2011.