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Michael Hulse’s books of poetry include Knowing and Forgetting (1981), Propaganda (1985), Eating Strawberries in the Necropolis (1991), Mother of Battles (1991), Empires and Holy Lands (2002), The Secret History (2009) and, most recently, Half-Life (2013). His best-selling anthology The Twentieth Century in Poetry (co-edited with Simon Rae, 2011) was described by The Guardian as “magnificent”.He has translated more than sixty books from the German, among them works by Goethe, Rilke, Jakob Wassermann, Elfriede Jelinek, W. G. Sebald and Herta Müller. Michael has edited literary magazines, was general editor of a literature classics series, and currently edits the university’s quarterly of new writing, The Warwick Review.