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The Thirteenth Month

This collection introduces Danish Poet Inge Pedersen to English-speaking audiences in beautiful translations by the distinguished American poet/translator Marilyn Nelson. Readers will appreciate the lyricism and realism of one of Europe’s finest poets.

56 pages | 5 x 7 1/2


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Table of Contents

Translator’s Introduction • Towards Morning • Weasel • Respite • Chimneysweep • My Grandmother Sits in the Garden • Circle • The First Spring’s Shadow • Pilot Project • Open the Darkness • Salt • Room Service • Blue • The Potatoes • The Move • Vertical • Guardian Angels • Winter • Right There in the Smoke • Right Rope Dancer • Letter to My Flighty Daughter • Go Far • It Begins Someplace • Wound • Mourning Doves • Close to the Shadow • Wild Pursuit • Grief Has Stamped • A Stone in the Belly • Lose Yourself in Me • The Swallow • The Thirteenth Month • Maybe Today • Through Me • We Draw Near • Thank-You Note • A Shared Second • When I’m Eaten by Ants • Winter Tree

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