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                  Lisel Mueller (1924-)

                                            Johannes Brahms and
                                            Clara Schumann

First Line: The modern biographers worry

This poem is protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. It appeared in Mueller's 1989 collection Waving from Shore, and can be found in:

  • Mueller, Lisel. Alive Together: New and Selected Poems. Baton Rouge, LA: Lousiana State University Press, 1996.
  • Keillor, Garrison, ed. Good Poems. New York: Viking, 2002.

    Mueller was awarded the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Alive Together. She recieved the National Book Award for Poetry in 1981 for the collection The Need to Hold Still.