The Salzkammergut (or "Salt Chamber Estate") is a region in the Austrian Alps that is rich in natural resources, history, and culture. This volume of poems, which stems from a journey that the poet and his wife took to the area near Hallstatt there in May of 2009, pays tribute to its strangeness, grandeur, and awesome--if sometimes tragic--beauty. Verses by the poet himself go hand in hand with those by Austrian poets to celebrate the Salzkammergut in all its wonder and mystery.
|Publisher:||Cedar Springs Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.08(d)|
About the Author
William Ruleman's previous books of poetry include From Rage and Hope (White Violet Books), A Palpable Presence and Sacred and Profane Loves (both from Feather Books), as well as the following volumes of translation: Poems from Rilke's Neue Gedichte (WillHall Books, 2003), Vienna Spring: Early Novellas and Stories of Stefan Zweig (Ariadne Press, 2010), and, also from Cedar Springs Books, Verse for the Journey: Poems on the Wandering Life by the German Romantics, A Girl and the Weather (poems and prose of Stefan Zweig),and Selected Poems of Maria Luise Weissmann.