UA Poetry Center
In his first appearance at the Poetry Center, Tomas Tranströmer reads widely from his work as translated by May Swenson, Robert Bly, and Samuel Charters. Given primarily in English, the reading opens with a bilingual performance of "Spår" <"Tracks"> in Swedish and English.
Performed in Swedish and English.
Tranströmer, Tomas. Windows & Stones: Selected Poems. Trans. May Swenson with Leif Sjöberg. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1972.
Differs from collected version, which bears the title "Along the Lines (Far North)."
Tranströmer, Tomas. The Half-Finished Heaven. Ed. and trans. Robert Bly. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2001.