This anthology features the work of six of Estonia’s most celebrated poets, including Jüri Üdi ja Juhan Viiding, Kauksi Ülle, Hasso Krull, Triin Soomets, Elo Viiding and Jürgen Rooste. These poets write from their oral tradition and folklore, explore new forms of poetry thought music and marginalia and note-making. This is a fascinating anthology of diverse voices, from ironic to sincere to humorous and many more subtle tones.
Doris Kareva was born in 1958 and has published fourteen collections of poetry and one collection of essays. Her poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages including Greek, Thai, Hindi and Hebrew. She is also a highly-regarded translator and has translated the works of many authors into Estonian, including the poetry of Akhmatova, Dickinson, Gibran and Kabir, essays by Brodsky and Auden, and plays by Beckett, Brodsky and Shakespeare. She has also compiled and translated a collection of Irish contemporary poetry.