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About the Author
Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015) received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Robert Bly received the 1968 National Book Award in Poetry. Their friendship is celebrated in Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer.
"The poems of Tomas Tranströmer are points of entry 'upward into / the depths' of an imagination, a spirit that is regeneratively inventive, capacious, unillusioned, undaunted, admirable . . . This extraordinary collection of work by one of Sweden's greatest contemporary poets presents a rich sampling of verse published during the past five decades."--The New York Times Book Review
"The Half-Finished Heaven provides a wonderful respite for world-weary readers as well as a lovely introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winning poet Tomas Tranströmer. . . . Translator Robert Bly . . . masterfully renders Tranströmer's work. . . . Tranströmer's perspective is refreshing, the verbal equivalent of a brisk wind or a cold stream on a hot day."--Washington Post
"In this new updated version of his selected poems we find more than a dozen new translations from Tranströmer's strange and blue-ish work. To read these versions in 2017 is like seeing the after-image of a great work. They are eerie and beautiful and a little bit sad, like so much of Tranströmer's poetry. Heaven it seems will always be half-finished."--John Freeman, Literary Hub