Time: 7:30 PM, April 16, 2011, Saturday Free entrence
Tomas Tranströmer has been a master and leading the trend of poetry in recent history. Being a prolific poet, his works have been translated into over eighty languages, and been honored as the common treasure that shared by the world.
In 1999, when Anna, the founder of TCG Nordica as much as a poet herself, proposed to name after him a soon to be established cultural center located in Kunming the capital city in the China’s southwestern border, the poet happily approved. In the spring of 2001, he visited the T ’coffee, the predecessor of TCG Nordica.
We invite you to gather at TCG Nordica on April 16, and to celebrate the 80th birthday of Tomas Tranströmer, the renowned Swedish poetry master by sharing poetry.
The letters in TCG Nordica: T is the initial for the renowned Swedish poetry master Tomas Tranströmer, authorized to be used for special purpose by the poet in 1999; C is for the English word Culture; G is for the English word Galley; Nordica is the English word for the Nordic. With all of them combined, it means a cultural center bridging China and the Nordic for equal exchanges with cultures and arts being the focus points.
Just like what Li Li, a translator, said, “There are but few modern poets like the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer who can pen the poetry in a fashion that is so succinct, accurate, exquisite and brilliant.”
“Poetry is something from the inside. He is the good buddy of the dream. It is difficult to set apart what is intellectual and what is not from that which can not be separated from the inside. That’s what the poetry intends to get. It’s not one or the other. Generally, my works refuse to follow normal rational analysis; I want to give the readers more liberty to enjoy themselves.” As he said, you can find in his poetry the very word that touches your heart, in a way that is subtle, unaffected, metaphorical as well as imagery. With peaceful words, the inner world and intense emotions are explicitly revealed.
Perhaps you have read his poetry, or you have not. No bother. Why not come and join us on this day to reread Tomas Tranströmer. It is enough as long as you have a heart that is open and free to wander into the realm of poetry, regardless of neither your nationalities nor the dialects for the recitation.
Poetry readings from different languages or dialects;
Impromptu poetry composition;
Presentation of jazz piano and singings from Nordic
About Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer (1931-?), a famous Swedish poet of the twentieth century. Tomas Tranströmer was born in 1931 in Stockholm. The publishing of his first collection of poems, 17 dikter (Seventeen Poems) in 1954 caused a sensation in Sweden poetry, was marked as a major event in Sweden in 1950s.
Published poetry collections, include: Secrets on the Way (1958), The Half-Finished Heaven (1962), Windows and Stones (1966), Night Vision (1970), Paths (1973), Sanningsbarriären (1978) Det vilda torget (1983), For the Living and the Dead (1989), Sorgegondolen (1996) and many other volumes have won him multiple literary awards home and abroad.
Recommendation: for Tomas Tranströmer and the introduction of his translated works in Chinese please visit http://t.cn/hbjGj5. It will be better that you have one your own. Read it carefully, you will definitely enjoy it!