The Star By My Head: Poets from Sweden

Translated byMalena Morling, Jonas Ellerstrom

January 14, 2014|
The Star By My Head: Poets from Sweden by Malena Morling
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Published in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, The Star By My Head is a breathtaking anthology of poems featuring eight of Sweden''s most highly regarded poets, including Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer Published in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, The Star By My Head is a breathtaking anthology of poems featuring eight of Sweden''s most highly regarded poets, including Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer. From Edith Södergran to Gunnar Ekelöf to Nobel Prize-winningTomas Tranströmer, Sweden has long been home to a rich and luminous poetic tradition, notable for refreshing openness, striking honesty, and a rare transcendence that seems to spring from a keen attention to the natural world. With poems that span from the beginnings of Modernism to present day, The Star By My Head: Eight Swedish Poets is an essential bilingual volume that offers stark, exquisite translations by internationally acclaimed poets and translators Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström. Published in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, The Star By My Head is the premiere American anthology of 20th- and 21st-century Swedish poetry in English translation.
Ilya Kaminsky is the Director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute at the Poetry Foundation. A Russian born poet and translator, he is the author of Dancing in Odessa and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. He lives in San Diego. Malena Mörling is the author of two collections of poems, Astoria and Ocean A...
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Title:The Star By My Head: Poets from Sweden
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.2 X 6.58 X 0.62 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.2 X 6.58 X 0.62 in
Published:January 14, 2014
Publisher:Milkweed Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781571314611

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