Michael Hulse

Michael Hulse is celebrated for his poetry, his translations of Sebald, Goethe, Rilke and other German writers, and his editorial work, recently The Twentieth Century in Poetry (Pegasus Press, 2012). His new collection of poems, Half-Life, appears in September.

Swiss National Day in Lavigny

By Michael Hulse

Cities burn, favelas rot, the starving walk for water,               elections are rigged and revolutions hijacked,                             tanks are deployed against the people—but                                           here the children walk with lanterns