Michael Kruger is a major figure in modern German poetry, one of its great editors and leading practitioners. In 1993 Carcanet published Diderot's Cat, Michael Kruger's original Selected Poems, which drew on thirteen collections. This new edition, in German and English, incorporates portions of that book with selections from five later books, translated by Karen Leeder and Richard Dove. Introducing Diderot's Cat, Dove declared, 'If the recent German Zeitgeist could speak, it might sound a good deal like Michael Kruger.' For his American editor and publisher the poet Stanley Moss he is 'a self-made oracle of various cultures. His poetry - teaches us how to walk in the night - '