Tranströmer was born in Stockholm in 1931. He is one of the most highly regarded Swedish poets writing today. He has given readings in the United States on many occasions, and his work has been translated into English by Robert Bly, May Swenson, Samuel Charters, and Robin Fulton (his Tomas Tranströmer: Selected Poems, published by Ardis in 1981).
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