Günter Eich

Günter Eich (1907-72) was a leading German poet and radio dramatist of the post-war period. He won the principal German awards in both forms: the Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden (in 1953) and the Büchnerpreis (1959).

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator from the German. He teaches at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His Selected Poems came out from Farrar, Straus in 2009; Angina Days, his translations from Eich, will appear next spring from Princeton University Press.