Translated by Robin Fulton
Tomas Transtromer is Sweeden’s most important poet. This book includes all the poems he has written during the past forty years, including those from the Bloodaxe Collected Poems of 1987, as well as two later collections, For Living and Dead and The Sad Gondola, and his prose memoir Memories Look at Me. In his early work he drew on the aesthetic traditions of Sweedish nature poetry. His poetry then became more personal, open and relaxed.