"A well-disguised mystic, a scribe who has got beyond books, to the point where the wisdom of masters begins the absurd wisdom which writes its final word on water. It would not be entirely wrong, either, to call Kruger a master of the love-poem, a first-rate painter of landscapes and climates, a reviver of the Roman Elegy, a painter's poet. But he is all these things with a difference: there is a remainder which in rational terms should not exist, which one will only discover if one is not looking for it and which is everything."—Adolf Muschg, author of The Blue Man and Other Stories
Michael Krüger is a German poet, publisher, and translator. He served as editor and publisher of Hanser Verlag for 45 years until his retirement in 2013, the same year he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award in International Publishing by the London Book Fair.