The American Swedish Institute and Milkweed Editions welcome poet and translator Malena Mörling to celebrate the release of “The Star By My Head: Poets from Sweden,” a breathtaking anthology of poems featuring eight of Sweden’s most acclaimed poets, including Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer.
From Tranströmer to Edith Södergran to Gunnar Ekelöf, Sweden has long been home to a rich and luminous poetic tradition, notable for refreshing openness, striking honesty, and a rare transcendence that springs from a keen connection to nature. Published in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, "The Star By My Head" is the premiere collection of 20th- and 21st-century Swedish poetry in English that offers stark, exquisite translations by internationally acclaimed poets and translators Mörling and Jonas Ellerström.
Free. Registration recommended; call 612-871-4907. Books available for purchase through the ASI Museum Shop. Enjoy dinner at FIKA prior to the event.
Co-sponsored by Milkweed Editions.