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Posts Tagged: Tomas Transtomer

The Transcendent Topography of Tomas Transtromer

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[I]t’s clear this island has given him the notes to create such a magical, and enduringly beautiful score of poetry. And so questions about poetry, about its meaning, always wend their way back to the island, to Tranströmer’s grandfather, the poet’s hand often raising up to point out the objects and paintings around the room, […]

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Want Some Transtomer?

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Tomas Transtomer, that is, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Blackbird, an online journal, has his 1996 book, Sorrow Gondola, available on their website at the link above. The translations are by Patty Crane, and there’s a bunch of other goodies there as well.

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