Swedish Poetry Today

A Reading and Panel Discussion with Anna Hallberg, Jörgen Gassilewski, and Johannes Göransson
Friday, April 6, 2012
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Anna Hallberg is a Swedish poet and critic. Her work has been nominated for the prestigious Nordic Council’s Literature Prize. Jörgen Gassilewski is a Swedish translator, cultural journalist, poet and critic. Hallberg and Gassilewski recently edited 32/2011 (Albert Bonniers Förlag), an anthology of contemporary Swedish poetry. Johannes Görannson is a Swedish-American poet, author most recently of The Entrance Pageant. He edits Action Books, and is a well-known translator of and advocate for Swedish poetry in the U.S. (Photo by Sara Mac Key.)


Elizabeth Clark Wessel

Moderated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel, an editor at Argos Books and CIRCUMFER-
ENCE: poetry in translation
, and the English-language translator of Anna Hallberg’s poetry. (Photo by Louise Dyhlén.)

Listen to Center director Peter Connor’s recent audio interview with Elizabeth Clark Wessel about the April 6th event (link to YouTube; 24:37 minutes).

Selected text from Wessel’s translation of “Liv” (“Life”), by Anna Hallberg (.pdf, 176K)


text, audio and video by and about Hallberg, Gassilewski and Görannson

View the poster (.pdf, 156K)

This event is sponsored by the Center for Translation Studies at Barnard College thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation. Free and open to the public. No registration or reservations are necessary.

(212) 851-5979

Apr. 6, 2012 - 6:00 PM