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Axel Soestmeyer
Axel Soestmeyer was born Axel Hans Lennart Merkel in Berlin in 1941. In 1948 he emigrated to the United States. In 1962, after graduating from the University of Minnesota, he returned to Berlin and later settled in Hamburg where he worked as a translator and English teacher. He died in 1990 while visiting San Diego.

Books by Axel Soestmeyer

Rush of Wings: Poems 1968-1977