Günter Eich (1907–1972 began writing the poems that compose his first major book, Abelegene Gehöfte (Outlying farms), while being held in a US prison camp at Remagen in 1945. Subsequent collections include Botschaften des Regens (Messages of the rain) and Zu den Akten (For the record). A co-founder of Gruppe 47, Eich's honors include the Büchner and Schiller Memorial Prizes.