Translated by Uche Ogbuji
Out of the new season’s smooth sweets
Trees break into leaves, birds into song,
Each in its own odd tongue of tweets,
In verse which uniquely trips along
by Carla Stockton
Tour guiding gave something priceless back to guide Matthew Baker. “It woke me to the perspectives available to me out there, allowed me to indulge in all my many interests at once.”
Translation by Randi Ward.
With Fjalir (Planks, 2013), a collection of poetry and woodcut prints, Tóroddur Poulsen earned the Faroese nomination for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2014. An English translation of Fjalir is forthcoming from Forlagið í Støplum in the autumn of 2014.