The Star by My Head : Poets from Sweden
- Paperback | 183 pages
- 137 x 213 x 15mm | 295g
- 14 Jan 2014
- Milkweed Editions
- Minneapolis, United States
- Bilingual edition
Other books in this series
01 Apr 2014
--Robert Hass, National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and former Poet Laureate of the U.S. "The Star By My Head: Poets from Sweden provides an excellent introduction to the tradition of Modern lyric Swedish poets, poetry, and how their tradition has transformed, carried on, and influenced the world of poetry. This anthology will help influence an even greater English-speaking audience."--Poetry International
"This book won't just tell us something about Swedish poetry, it will help us to see ourselves in a new way."
--Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa and editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry
"This is a selection splendidly edited to highlight the history of what is Swedish about Swedish poetry, without avoiding the obvious fact that the younger poets are influenced by many other poetries, mostly American. The stark delight of luminous starlit nights and emotional landscapes makes this a compelling journey."
--Andrei Codrescu, author of So Recently Rent a World
About Malena Morling
Jonas Ellerstr m is a Swedish author, translator, publisher, and critic, born in Southern Sweden, now living in Stockholm. He has published poetry and essay collections in Swedish and has translated many volumes of poetry, including the works of William Blake, Arthur Rimbaud, and T.S. Eliot.