Robin Robertson on Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtroemer

Congratulations to Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature today. Hearing this exciting news immediately made us think of Robin Robertson’s wonderful collection of poetry The Wrecking Light, and in particular Robertson’s two poems inspired by Tomas Transtroemer: “Calling Home” and “Ictus.”

We’ve made both poems available here for you to read as a downloadable PDF from the book in order to preserve the original formatting. Enjoy!

Download and read “Calling Home” and “Ictus,” excerpted from Robin Robertson’s The Wrecking Light.

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