Tomas Tranströmer visiting Riga

On October 29 at 15.00 in the Blackheads House, meeting with swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer and the presentation of the book of poems "Dzeja" translated into latvian by Guntars Godiņš and Juris Kronbergs. Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer won the 2011 Nobel Literature Prize. Tranströmer, 80, was honoured "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality," the Swedish Academy's jury said. His poetry is filled with imagination and emotion, but is also riddled with the unexpected, making his work at times both disorienting and refreshing. Scandinavia's most famous living poet, Tranströmer has been called a master of mysticism who often presents a dream-like consciousness in which time slows to allow for dissection of the relationship between the inner self and the surrounding world. "Most of Tranströmer's poetry collections are characterised by economy, concreteness and poignant metaphors. Tranströmer has shifted towards an even smaller format and a higher degree of concentration," it added.