The latest in Arc’s Translation Series brings poems from Sigurður Pálsson’s ten collections written between 1980 and 2008 to a UK audience.
Swirling with imagery, they reveal a poet committed to unearthing the joy of living and its connections to the natural world. This is a thrilling sweep across Pálsson’s work: chronologies are upset, ideas run amok, views out onto the world close and open.
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Sigurður Pálsson was born in 1948 in Skinnastadur, Iceland. A writer, translator, professor and film producer, he won the Icelandic Literary Award in 2007, the same year he was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the President of France. Martin Regal lives in Reykjavik and teaches at the University of Iceland. His translation of Gisli Sursson’s Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyri was published by Penguin Classics in 2003 (ISBN 9780140447729).