Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Edited and translated by Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson. For over a decade, Aase Berg's poetry has permeated audiences from China to Romania to the US with its mix of linguistic permutations, feminist re-embodiments, and sci-fi atmospherics. Originally published in venues from daily newspapers to literary journals, the essays and columns collected here provide a characteristically refreshing set of coordinates, establishing the surreal, grotesque, and offbeat as unexpected arsenals for aesthetic and political insurgency.
Aase Berg is the author of seven books of poetry, two books of criticism, a YA novel and, most recently, the novel Haggan. These include TSUNAMI FROM SOLARIS: ESSAYS ON POETRY (Action Books, 2019), HACKERS (Black Ocean, 2017), DARK MATTER (Black Ocean, 2013), TRANSFER FAT (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), WITH DEER (Black Ocean, 2009), and REMAINLAND: SELECTED POEMS OF AASE BERG (Action Books, 2005). In 2011, she was awarded Dagens Nyheter's Lagercrantzen for her criticism. In 2012 she was awarded Aftonbladet's literary award for her poetry. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. Five books of her poetry have been translated into English.Author City: Stockholm SWE
Johannes Göransson is the author of six books of poetry, including THE SUGAR BOOK most recently. He has translated several Swedish and Finnish-Swedish poets, including Aase Berg, Ann Jäderlund and Henry Parland. Together with Don Mee Choi and Jiyoon Lee, he has translated the poetry of South Korean poet Kim Yideum. His poems have been translated into several other languages, including Croatian, Japanese, Romanian and Korean. Together with Joyelle McSweeney, he edits Action Books. He teaches at the University of Notre Dame.Author City: South Bend, IN USA