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.
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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 several collections of poetry and the co-editor for Action Books and the journal Action, Yes. His translations include SENSE VIOLENCE by Helena Boberg (Black Ocean, 2020), TSUNAMI FROM SOLARIS: ESSAYS ON POETRY by Aase Berg and co-translated by Joyelle McSweeney (Action Books, 2019), WHICH ONCE HAD BEEN MEADOW by Ann Jaderlund (Black Square Editions, 2017), and HACKERS by Aase Berg (Black Ocean, 2017). He is the author of TRANSGRESSIVE CIRCULATION (Noemi Press, 2018), THE SUGAR BOOK (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2015), HAUTE SURVEILLANCE (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), and ENTRANCE TO A COLONIAL PAGEANT IN WHICH WE ALL BEGIN TO INTRICATE (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011). With Joyelle McSweeney, he is the editor of HYSTERIA by Kim Yideum and translated by Jake Levine, Soeun Seo, and Hedgie Choi (Action Books, 2019).Author City: South Bend, IN USA