Saturday, September 08, 2007

Eva-Stina Byggmästar

is one of my favorite contemporary Scandinavian poets (though few of my Scandinavian poesy-friends don't seem to hold her in such a high esteem). She's Finland Swedish, from Österbotten, like Edith Södergran. Here's a link to some translations and a brief essay:

Though the translations are not the greatest, or at least the selection is not the best. Usually she's livelier, does a lot of work with typography. One of her books is called "The Hare-Hearted Human" another "Erect a Swan". Those are a couple of fine titles. She's become something of a Christian mystic. But in a very un-mystical way.


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