Karin Boye – Complete Poems

David McDuff’s translations of Karin Boye’s poetry are accompanied by a biographical essay that outlines the contours of the her life and work.

Karin Boye is one of the most distinguished poets of modern Swedish literature. Her poetry is naturally mystical and possesses great intellectual clarity, containing both ‘the softness of the flower and the brittle toughness of the ice-crystal’. — Lauri Viljanen