Karin Lessing


Karin Lessing is an American poet who has been living in Provence, France, since 1962. She was born in Görlitz, a town now split by the German–Polish border, and emigrated to the United States at an early age. Her Collected Poems was published in 2010.

Books
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    Love Sonnets and Elegies

    Now hailed as the French Renaissance’s answer to Sappho, Labé was little known until Rilke’s celebrated translations of her poems appeared in 1918. “Light-years ahead of her time, Louise Labé jumped the gender divide, charted her own amorous destiny, wrote dazzling poetry, and became ‘one of the most celebrated women of her time.’”—Betsy Proileau