The Wandering Radiance Selected Poems of Hilde Domin February 15, 2023 By Collegeville Institute Mark S. Burrows Grinnell, Iowa, Green Linden Press, 04/05/2023 "Visit this title on the publishers website" Domin’s poetry has long been treasured in Germany and now, for the first time, a full collection of her work is available for English readers in a bilingual edition thanks to this new translation by Mark S. Burrows. As a Jewish intellectual and writer, Domin (1909 – 2006) fled Germany as the Nazis came to power, spending twenty-two years in exile before returning to Germany in 1954. Over the following fifty years she became one of the most beloved and widely recognized writers in Germany. Finally, her work will reach English readers thanks to a translation which Jay Parini heralds as “these shimmering poems” that “lodge in the heart and blaze in the mind as they trace the journey of a deep soul through exile and self-realization.” Domin’s writings blaze the trail of one who faced the anguish of exile and survived to write poems she often described as “nevertheless-poems.” A tireless advocate for justice and defender of writers who faced political repression, Domin became something of a “national treasure!” in her native Germany. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.