Tied together only by the touch of the Baltic Sea, the poems in this anthology bring the invigorating voices and visions of Northern Europe to anglophone readers. Carefully selected and translated by award-winning translators, including Herbert Lomas, Eric Dickens and Edita Page, The Baltic Quintet contains poetry by twenty outstanding poets. From Hasso Krull, a phenomenon in the Estonian cultural sphere, to Ilpo Tiihonen, an award-winning Finnish poet who has also published musicals, librettos and radio plays, The Baltic Quintet gives the reader a taste of the poetic riches available beyond our borders.
Review (Christopher Doda, Arc 62, 6/1/2009)
“Page, the general editor and also Lithuanian translator, has done a masterful job of assembling accomplished poets from the Baltic area (several appear in Graywolf Press' recent and comprehensive New European Poets).”
Rain Taxi Review of Books (Amy Groshek, Rain Taxi, 1/8/2009)
“In The Baltic Quintet: Poems from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden, one finds this same intimate, self-conscious relationship with the natural world—and some sense of its elusive milieu.”