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Point Reyes Books Presents: Patty Crane*

April 28 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm PDT

Translator Patty Crane reads from and discusses her translations of Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Tranströmer, recently published in The Blue House: Collected Works of Tomas Tranströmer (Copper Canyon Press).

“A poem by Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer is one in which ‘consciousness can take hold of the world/ like a hand clutching a sun-warmed stone.’ Tranströmer’s grasp is gentle, but startling surprises surface from the depths in his hand. This book is the culmination of a years-long endeavor by Patty Crane to render all of Tranströmer’s work in an English as subtle and sensitive as the poet’s original Swedish, in which ‘The shadows here are deep/ without a voice.’ There are many versions of this titanic poet in English, but this one should become the standard—Crane’s translation is the Tranströmer to read.”—Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR “Books We Love 2023”

This is a free event. No registration required.

*This event is held independently at the community center.  Please contact the organizer directly for up-to-date information regarding the event.


(415) 663-1542

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503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States