Harvard Review regards him as “one of America’s most important poets”. He received, among other honours, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets and has published over a dozen books of poetry since the 1960s.
Door no. 24, the last window of our Advent Calendar with 24 new poets on lyrikline.org, reveals the US poet
(with translations into German)
Born in Manhattan, New York in 1943, Michael Palmer moved to San Francisco in 1969, where he still lives today. He is a multi-faceted writer, editor and translator from French, Russian and Portuguese, who has made a name for himself in cross-genre music and theatre projects. He frequently collaborates with musicians and performers; from 1974 he was involved in more than twelve dance theatre projects with Margaret Jenkins. But he has also collaborated with fine artists, including Gerhard Richter.
With these 24 poets’ voices, we say goodbye for this year. Happy Christmas and a Good New Year to all followers and friends of poetry, to all our partners, the poets and the translators, who make the project work.