Friday, May 08, 2009

Tomas Tranströmer in Oslo

Tomorrow evening the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer is on a visit in Oslo, in Litteraturhuset (House of Literature). He will be accompanied by a Swedish actor who will read from his poems, and a Norwegian poet and writer, Espen Stueland, who will introduce the poet and comment on the poetry during the evening. Tranströmer will be there and play the piano with his left hand.

I visited his last performance in Oslo a few years ago, at the club Mono. If you haven't yet been to a reading with this poet, I would advise you to go. He is getting on in age and his health isn't that good. But his poetry is. That good.

You can read an article about Tranströmer in the Guardian here.