Michael Blumenthal, formerly Director of Creative Writing at Harvard and a 1974 graduate of the Cornell Law School, is the author, most recently, of the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers (Harper Collins, 2002), and of Dusty Angel (BOA Editions, 1999), his sixth book of poems. His novel Weinstock Among the Dying won Hadassah Magazine's Harold U. Ribelow Prize for the best work of Jewish fiction in l994, and his collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House, was published in 1998. A frequent translator from the Germany (and, occasionally, French and Hungarian), he has lived in, and taught at universities in, Hungary, Israel, Germany and France, most frequently as a Fulbright Fellow. Recorded as part of the Poem Present series. © 2007, The University of Chicago
Recorded Friday, February 02, 2007 at University of Chicago.