Marie Lundquist, Written on Stones
Selection and translation: Zbigniew Kruszyński
Afterword: Adam Zagajewski
Cover design: Emilia Bojańczyk/Podpunkt
Poetry series editor: Barbara Toruńczyk
Volume editor: Mikołaj Nowak-Rogoziński
Publisher: Zeszyty Literackie
What is “lyricism”? It is these poems. Faithful to the traditions of newer Swedish poetry, Marie Lundquist focuses on what is closest. Love, rain, body, trees, the singing of birds, mother, home. She has become a master of the concentrated words and images. If Sappho were alive today, she would live in Stockholm and write exactly like this. Her lyricism finds the zone of drama, the way a compass needle clings to the north.