Patty Crane – Bright Scythe
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Featured guest: Patty Crane
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Patty Crane’s book reviews, essays and award-winning poetry have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Her translations of Tomas Tranströmer’s poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times Magazine, the PEN Poetry Series, American Poetry Review, Blackbird, New Ohio Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. She lives in the Berkshires.
Tomas Tranströmer (born Stockholm, Sweden, 1931) was a Swedish writer, poet, and translator, whose poetry has been translated into over sixty languages. Regarded as one of the most important European and Scandinavian writers since World War II, critics have praised Tranströmer’s poems for capturing the long Swedish winters, the rhythm of the seasons, and the palpable, atmospheric beauty of nature. He was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. He died March 26, 2015, at the age of eighty-three.