Swedish Poetry

Poetry is not often mentioned when it comes to Swedish literature in an international context. But now might be a good time for the world to discover a dynamic, thriving Swedish poetry scene: This publication contains a subjective retrospective overview of Swedish poetry during the 20th century, as well as presentations of a wide selection of contemporary poets.

The Swedish Arts Council has published a retrospective overview of Swedish poetry during the 20th century, as well as presentations of a wide selection of contemporary poets.

Björn Kohlström, a critic and teacher with a personal interest in poetry, has made the selection of poets and written the presentations. The publication also contains an essay on Swedish contemporary poetry, written by Johannes Göransson, translator, publisher and assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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SWEDISH POETRY

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