Features written by Bradley Harmon
Where in the world do I stand?
In her inaugural speech upon induction into the Swedish Academy, Jila Mossaed discusses her poetry, and her choice to change writing language in order to bear witness. Translated by Brad Harmon.
Frostenson’s poems are still personal, though they’ve never been private.
In this poetry collection Adrian Perera addresses structural racism and hegemonic whiteness, combining the power of poetry with the realism of a narrative.
Linnea Axelsson’s prize-winning epic poem told from multiple perspectives involving two different families over the course of a century.
In an expansive collection of poetry dealing explicitly with climate change and COVID-19, Malte Persson explores the meaning of time of and beyond humanity. Annihilation, ranging in scope from single poems to a 60-page epic, uses rhyme to impose a sense of order in an increasingly disordered world.
Reviews highlights series
A curated list of thought-provoking recent poetry collections, as reviewed in Swedish Book Review.