Katarina Frostenson – Germination – translated by Bradley Harmon


Katarina Frostenson (b. 1953) is one of the most notable living Swedish poets and the author of nearly two dozen collections of poetry. Her work has been a subject of dozens of scholarly studies. In addition to poetry, Frostenson has written dramas, prose, translations from French into Swedish, and an opera libretto. Frostenson has received nearly every literary prize in Sweden and was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2016.

Bradley Harmon is a writer, translator and scholar of Scandinavian and German literature, philosophy, and film, currently a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.