Heir Apparent: Bio
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Friederike Mayröcker is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant contemporary Austrian poets, renowned for her experimentation in verse and radical forms. Born in Vienna in 1924, she has authored over forty works of poetry and prose, and received the Georg Büchner prize in 2001. Her previous admirers and translators include the critic Richard Dove and poet Rosmarie Waldrop. These translations are of poems from the collection études which appeared on Suhrkamp in 2013. Her latest work, cahiers, was published by Suhrkamp in late 2014.