Translated by Johannes Göransson
"With dagger-sharp, precise language, Ann Jäderlund's beautiful lyrics reveal the shadowy, erotic patterns of the body and nayure. Which once had been meadow is a rhythmically pumping, dark ray piercing an unnerving and incredible love." — Aase Berg
About the Author
Ann Jäderlund is the author of eleven books of poetry as well as a collected volume, Dikter 1984-2000. She writes children's books and plays and also translates poetry into Swedish, including Gång på gång är skogarna rosa (Frequently the woods are pink), a selection of Emily Dickinson's poems. Since publishing the pivotal Which once had been meadow (Som en gång varit äng) in 1988, Jäderlund has been one of the most influential poets in Sweden and has won numerous awards, most recently Ovralidspriset in 2017.
Published by Black Square Editions
Publication Date: 2017