Edward A. Snow

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Edward A. Snow
  • Poet
  • translator
EducationRice University
University of California, Riverside
University at Buffalo (PhD)
Notable awardsHarold Morton Landon Translation Award (1985)
PEN Award for Poetry in Translation (1997)

Edward A. Snow is an American poet and translator.


He graduated from Rice University, University of California, Riverside, and State University of New York at Buffalo, in 1969 with a Ph.D.

He is a professor of English at Rice University,[1] and lives in Houston, Texas.[2]




  • Rainer Maria Rilke (2004). Sonnets to Orpheus. North Point Press. ISBN 978-0-86547-611-0.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (2000). Duino Elegies. North Point Press. ISBN 978-0-86547-546-5.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (1996). Uncollected Poems. North Point Press. ISBN 978-0-86547-482-6.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (1991). The Book of Images. North Point Press. ISBN 978-0-86547-468-0.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (1987). New Poems [1908]: The Other Part. North Point Press. ISBN 978-0-86547-271-6.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (1984). New Poems [1907]. North Point Press. ISBN 978-0-86547-415-4.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (2022). The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge [1910]. W W Norton. ISBN 978-0-39388-208-7.



“Though Freedman's biography may muffle Rilke's voice, it comes through like a ringing glass in Uncollected Poems, translated by Edward Snow, who over the years has given readers without German award-winning versions of The Book of Images (1905) and New Poems (1907-1908). Snow is, with Stephen Mitchell and David Young, among the most trustworthy and exhilarating of Rilke's contemporary translators.”[4]


  1. ^ "Faculty Information System - Scholarly Interest Report". Report.rice.edu. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ Snow, Edward (11 April 2001). "Edward Snow - Poet - Academy of American Poets". Poets.org. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "PEN American Center - PEN Award for Poetry in Translation Winners". Archived from the original on 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  4. ^ Michael Dirda (March 31, 1996). "Devil or Angel". Washington Post.