Monday, October 01, 2007

Swedish poetry at UDP

Ugly Duckling Presse is excited to announce the publication of two new translations of Swedish poetry. Henry Parland's Ideals Clearance (translated by Johannes Goransson) and Fredrik Nyberg's A Different Practice (translated by Jennifer Hayashida).

If you are interested in hosting a reading for one or both of the translators of these books please contact me. I have included short bios about the authors and translators below. If you would like more information please let me know, or check them out on our web site:

Thanks for your consideration,
Maddy (


Henry Parland(1908-1930) was a key figure of Helsinki Dada. Ideals Clearance is the first English translation of a cornerstone of Swedish avant-garde poetry. Eliot Weinberger writes: “Just when you thought there were no more discoveries to be made in modernist poetry, along comes a Finno-Swedish Russian German Lithuanian teen prodigy from the 1920's, Henry Parland, in Johannes Goransson’s zippy translation. Did anyone ever pack so much delightful weirdness into so few lines?”

Johannes Goransson is the translator of Aase Berg's Remainland: Selected Poems. He is the co-editor of Action Books and the online quarterly Action, Yes and was a guest editor of the 2006 Swedish issue of Typo.

Fredrik Nyberg, a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Gothenburg, is the author of four books of poetry. A Different Practice is the first book of his poetry to appear in English. Translations of his work have appeared in The Literary Review, Circumference and Action, Yes.

Jennifer Hayashida, a poet and translator, has published work in The Literary Review, Insurance, The Asian Pacific American Journal, and Action, Yes. She is the translator of Eva Sjodin's Inner China (Litmus Press, 2005). She is the recipient of the 2007 PEN Translation Fund Grant and a Witter Bynner Poetry Translator Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute.


Blogger Amish Trivedi said...

YAY! Finally Parland! I'm sooo stoked!

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