John Freeman http://wrvo.org en Nobel Literature Winner Tomas Transtromer: The Beauty of Stillness http://wrvo.org/post/nobel-literature-winner-tomas-transtromer-beauty-stillness Like a glass-blower by a wintry sea, Tomas Transtromer has been slowly and painstakingly making poems in his native Stockholm since the early 1950s. In his debut work, the modestly titled <em>Seventeen Poems</em>, published when Transtromer was just 23, the Swedish poet imagined Thoreau in the woods, "disappearing deep in his inner greenness/artful and hopeful."<p>A private man in his work and life, Transtromer has been following Thoreau's example for 50 years. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:52:00 +0000 John Freeman 7336 at http://wrvo.org Nobel Literature Winner Tomas Transtromer: The Beauty of Stillness