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by Lisel Mueller

Free eBook Alive Together: New and Selected Poems download ISBN: 0807121282
Author: Lisel Mueller
Publisher: LSU Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
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The title poem, Alive Together, is superb.

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Mueller's The Need To Hold Still won the 1981 National Book Award. Readers will be struck by the poet's steadfast ability to sustain the same focus and techniques over six volumes spanning 35 years. Mueller's work possesses such power and authority that this collection that includes poems from her previous five books and a significant set of new poems is cause for celebration. Her major theme is announced in the title poem.

Imaginative, poignant, and wise-Alive Together is a marvelous book, an act of faith and .

Imaginative, poignant, and wise-Alive Together is a marvelous book, an act of faith and courage in the face of life’s enduring mystery. Winner of the 2002 Ruth Lilly Prize given by Poetry magazine and a founding member of the Poetry Center of Chicago, Lisel Mueller is the author of seven volumes of poems: Alive Together, winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; The Need to Hold Still, awarded the 1981 National Book Award for Poetry; Waving from Shore, recipient of a 1990 Carl Sandburg.

Alive Together by Lisel Mueller. Speaking of marvels I am alivetogether with you when I might have beenalive with anyone under the sun. Page. This poem is endless, the odds against us are endless, our chances of being alive together statistically nonexistent; still we have made it, alive in a time when rationalists in square hats and hatless Jehovah's Witnesses agree it is almost over, alive with our lively children who-but for endless ifs- might have missed out on being alive together with marvels and. follies and longings and lies and wishes and error and humor and mercy and journeys and voices and faces and colors and summers and mornings and knowledge and tears and chance.

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In 1996 Mueller published Alive Together: New and Selected Poems which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. It included work from her previous 5 collections which explored a wide range of cultural and personal subjects such as her family history

In 1996 Mueller published Alive Together: New and Selected Poems which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. It included work from her previous 5 collections which explored a wide range of cultural and personal subjects such as her family history. It takes a subtle and intuitive look at the kind of people we become and the people we could have been had chance and miracle not intervened.

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Poet and translator Lisel Mueller was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1924 Alive Together: New and Selected Poems, Louisiana State University Press, 1996.

Poet and translator Lisel Mueller was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1924. The daughter of teachers, her family was forced to flee the Nazi regime when Mueller was 15. They immigrated to the US and settled in the Midwest. book and was written quite a few years ago, and which is a kind of catalogue of all the people I was thinking of who I might have been at various times in history, and the miracle and the accident that it is that any of us are who we are. Mueller’s work frequently engages history, as well as the folk and fairy tales she studied as a graduate student. Alive Together: New and Selected Poems, Louisiana State University Press, 1996.

Lisel Mueller is hands down one of the contemporary masters of the free verse form. This New and Selected will lead your straight to Mueller's individual collections, worth every penny. She excels at the persona poem, writing devastating sequences on (among others) Hellen Keller, Patty Hearst, Monet, Schumann, Bach, Brendel, and Mary Shelly. com User, July 4, 1999

Mary Shelley was a Tolkien in her time and Mueller does a magnificent job encapsulating Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley's life.

In a collection that represents over thirty-five years of her writing life, this distinguished poet explores a wide range of subjects, which include her cultural and family history and reflect her fascination with music and the discoveries offered by language. In fact, her book is a testament to the miraculous power of language to interpret and transform our world. It is a testament that invites readers to share her vision of experiences we all have in common: sorrow, tenderness, desire, the revelations of art, and morality―“the hard, dry smack of death against the glass.”

In the title piece Mueller brings a sense of enduring and unclouded wonder to a recognition of all those whose lives might have been our own. “Speaking of marvels,” says the poem’s speaker, “I am alive.” Thus we, too―alive together―are marvels, and so are our children:

who―but for endless ifs―

might have missed out on being alive

together with marvels and follies

and longings and lies and wishes

and error and humor and mercy

and journeys and voices and faces

and colors and summers and mornings

and knowledge and tears and chance.

Imaginative, poignant, and wise―Alive Together is a marvelous book, an act of faith and courage in the face of life’s enduring mystery.

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Lisel Mueller's work is well known to poetry lovers. This collection won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1997. An earlier collection, "The Need to Hold Still," won the National Book Award in 1981, and Mueller's work has won numerous other awards. She is from the Chicago area, and I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing her read while I was working there. Her poems are warmly personal, and at the same time display a technical control and economy. Highlights in this collection are her poem about visiting her native Germany with her American husband, and her poem about hearing Alfred Brendel performing Schubert, where she comments on the intrusiveness of applause. Strongly recommended for those who love modern poetry, especially the work of writers like Stanley Kunitz or Denise Levertov.
Thetalas
A book of poetry to get even if you don't like poetry. Much like being part of a conversation with someone who has lived and experienced and has grown wise and forgiving. Beautifully and simply written, too, which is much more of an accomplishment than complex writing in expressing emotion.
Modar
This book of poetry won the Pulitzer Prize. She writes about a variety of topics, which makes her writing so easily accessible depending on whatever mood you're in or what you want to read.

Her poetry about birds is particularly detailed and lovely. As is the poetry about her mother, about death, abuse, about relationships...I can't imagine you'd be disappointed. Support POETS, support your own imagination and dreams - buy this book -- add this to your collection or give it as a gift. The title poem, Alive Together, is superb. Some other favorites: The Blind Leading the Blind, Why I need the Birds, When I am Asked, Things, Mirrors, Missing the Dead, and JOY.

here's a bit of When I am Asked:

when I am asked/how I began writing poems, I talk about the indifference of nature.

It was soon after my mother died, a brilliant June day, everything blooming.

I sat on a gray stone bench/ringed with the ingenue faces/of pink and white impatiens/and placed my grief/in the mouth of language,
the only thing that would grieve with me.

RECOMMENDED!
Zavevidi
I heard a poem read by Garrison Keelor, then looked it up on the web and decided to purchase the book. I was delighted to find it and I haven't been disappointed. Ms. Mueller's varied background provides a lot of food for her poetry. After immigrating to the U.S. she gained a command of the English language and totally "gets it" while reflecting on her past. I can guarantee, you won't regret adding this slim book to your collection.
Amarin
Very approachable poems that are fun to read. I enjoy this book and selected it based on the one poem posted on writers almanac.
OTANO
Extraordinary poems that fit my life like much needed gloves (cold hands). Good service, condition of book, etc.
Kit
Should be a must read for anyone seriously studying poetry.
I ordered this collection after hearing Lisel Muller's "The Romantics" on NPR, and I am glad that I did. Many of these poems combine a freshness and originality with a an understanding of the world that is both scholarly and Dionysian at the same time. I strongly recommend adding "Alive Together" to your poetry library.