Rosanna Warren recommends Roger Greenwalds new collection of poems, Slow Mountain Train:
Greenwald is well known as a translator of poetry (and some fiction) from Norwegian and Swedish.
His own poems translate an inner life intensely responsive to outer realities (the mystery of
other people, landscapes...) and to minute actions of language. His style is cool, clear,
ascetic, suggestive, and subtle in rhythm and syntax. Why are the dead close and the
living distant? (The Milky Way. Big and Beautiful). Im living between the cemeteries.
(Swallows (Uppsala)). We separated in the silences, narrow ones / as in pen knife, between
pen and knife... (Nocturne No. 2). He sounds like no one else.