Anita Barrows, a prize-winning poet and a clinical psychologist, is
the author of four books of her own poetry and the recipient of an
NEA grant as well as the Quarterly Review of Literature's
Contemporary Poetry Award. She has been a professional translator
for more than thirty years.
Joanna Macy is a scholar of systems theory and Buddhist thought, and a student of German. Also a spiritual teacher and ecologist, she has spoken at the White House about ecology and spirituality.
"These poems of spiritual yearning and discovery composed by the young Rilke one hundred years ago feel very fresh and moving in the beautifully transparent, supple versions of Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy. With their psalm-like directness and emotional urgencyk, they nourish and quicken the life of the spirit." --Chana Bloch, translator of The Song of Songs