"Seifert's three great subjects are the beauties of women, art, and
his nation. He characteristically celebrates all three within a
single poem, although his perpetually thrilled adoration of women
registers most powerfully and most winsomely. Perhaps Keats, had he
lived to old age, would have be come such a poet."
"These are simply marvelous poems ... What I find truly valuable about Osers' translations ... is the way he renders the surprising variety of Seifert's images, and the way that he catches the breathtaking suddenness of the poet's coiled metaphors." --New York Press