Elegies by Lars Gustafsson

Issue #83
Winter 2000

Jane Hirshfield recommends
Elegies, poems by Lars Gustafsson: “One of the world’s major poets, Lars Gustafsson has lived quietly in this country since 1983. His poems have the kind of sureness of line we admire in the drawings of the old masters, and his engagement is with essential matters. Yet within his imaginative authority there is also a lightness conveyed beautifully by the several translators of this book. These poems move me, and instruct me, in precise and electrifying ways.” (New Directions)