The Scent of Your Shadow


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The Scent of Your Shadow

Bilingual translation by Ilmar Lehtpere of Kristiina Ehin’s poems. Selected from Emapuhkus (Tallinn: Pandekt)2009.

Translated from the Estonian by Ilmar Lehtpere
Introduced by Sujata Bhatt
PBS Recommended Translations Summer 2010
“Here is a generous, honest imagination: visceral, shamanistic and wise. Kristiina Ehin is a visionary poet with a discerning and distinctive voice, a voice resonant with genuine passion, close to the primordial world of spirts and myths, but also rooted in history and in contemporary life. There is a refreshing lightness and originality to her poems, which are nonetheless poignant. She is able to express strong emotions without being sentimental. Her work has truly haunted me; it has entered the deepest layer of my being with its rare combination of directness and subtle nuances, ancient traditions and modernity.”
– Sujata Bhatt (from her introduction)
Part of our Visible Poets series edited by Jean Boase-Beier
ISBN: 978-1906570-53-8 (pbk), 978-1906570-54-5 (hbk)

Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
Pages: 110
Bilingual edition Estonian / English
Published July 2010

Source: Goodreads

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