Poetry. A broadside of Tomas Tranströmer's poem “Vermeer.” Translated by Samuel Charters. Printed by John McBride for OYEZ for the poet's visit to the United States in April 1988.Please note these are not signed or numbered.Broadside's dimensions are 9.5" x 12.75" and will be shipped separately in a mailing tube.
Tomas Tranströmer, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, is one of the most celebrated and influential poetic figures of his generation. He was born in Stockholm in 1931 and educated at the Södra Latin School and the University of Stockholm, where he received a degree in psychology. He began his psychology career in the early 1960s at Roxtuna, a juvenile corrections institute in Sweden, and worked for several decades in the field. Since the publication of 17 Dikter (17 Poems) in 1954, Tranströmer has written eleven full-length collections of poetry, most recently Den stora gåtan (The Vast Enigma) in 2004. He is one of the world's most translated poets (with books appearing in numerous editions in over fifty languages). In addition to his renown as a poet, Tranströmer is also a highly regarded concert pianist and entomologist. He lives with his wife in Stockholm.Author City: Stockholm SWE