The Star by My Head: Poets from Sweden (Poets in the World) (Paperback)
Published in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, this breathtaking anthology features eight of Sweden's most highly regarded poets.
From Edith S dergran to Gunnar Ekel f to Nobel Prize-winning Tomas Transtr mer, Sweden has long been home to a rich and luminous poetic tradition, notable for refreshing openness, striking honesty, and a rare transcendence that often springs from a keen attention to the natural world. In the poems of The Star by My Head, which begin in the early twentieth century and come up to the present day, pinecones cluster out of reach and lilacs attempt their tentative rebirth each year. A bee makes a face like a newborn's. A name etched in vapor on a windowpane, and its erasure, brings happiness.
With exquisite translations by internationally acclaimed poets and translators Malena M rling and Jonas Ellerstr m offered alongside the Swedish originals, The Star by My Head is an essential bilingual volume and the premiere American anthology of its kind.