Peter Filkins

Peter Filkins is a poet, translator, and the Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon's Rock. He has published four books of poetry, the most recent being The View We're Granted, co-winner of the 2014 Sheila Motton Best Book Award from the New England Poetry Club. His translations from German include Ingeborg Bachmann's collected poems, Darkness Spoken, and three novels by H.G. Adler, Panorama, The Journey, and The Wall. Filkins, who has been the recipient of a Berlin Prize and of fellowships from the James Merrill House, Leon Levy Center for Biography, and National Endowment for the Humanities, is currently at work on a biography of Adler, to be published by Oxford University Press.


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