October 15: Dark and Stormy: A Night of Contemporary Swedish Poetry [EVENT]

sbmh-newestJoin us on October 15 at the new Green Apple Books as we present poet and translator Malena Mörling in conjunction with Litquake.

She’ll be reading from The Star By My Head, her striking new anthology of eight contemporary poets from Sweden, including Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer (co-edited with Jonas Ellerström). Published by Milkweed Editions in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, The Star By My Head is a fully bilingual guidebook to one of the richest and mostly starkly compelling poetic traditions. According to Ilya Kamisky it “will help us to see ourselves in a new way.”

As if all that were not quite enough, Mörling will be interviewed on-stage by poet, translator, UC Berkeley professor, and National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize—winner Robert Hass. Hass, no stranger to European poetry, having translated several volumes by the Polish poet Czesław Miłosz, promises to make this event an even more memorable occasion.

robert-hass-2It all takes place at Green Apple Books’ brand new location at 1231 9th Avenue, sandwiched between Golden Gate Park and Irving St. Come check out the latest developments in one of San Francisco’s greatest indie bookstores, and see an amazing night of Sweedish poetry. Copies of the anthology will be on hand for sale and signing.

Here are all the details:

  • October 15
  • Green Apple Books on the Park
  • 1231 9th Avenue
  • 7:00 PM
  • FREE

And here are the bios:

Malena Mörling is the author of two collections of poems, Ocean Avenue and Astoria. She has received a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Robert Hass is the author of half a dozen collections of poetry, and is also the principle translator of the great Polish poet Czesław Miłosz, plus by Pablo Neruda. He received the National Book Award in 2007 for his poetry collection Time and Materials and the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for the same title.

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