Ehin, Kristiina Translated by Ilmar Lehtpere
Title In a Single Breath
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Type Bilingual Poetry
Size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Publisher Merrick, New York, USA Cross-Cultural Communications 2013
0893049883 / 9780893049881
Illustrator Cover design by Steven Frim
Seller ID CCC988.1
Kristiina Ehin is one of Estonia’s leading poets and is known throughout Europe for her poetry and short stories. She has an MA in Comparative and Estonian Folklore from the University of Tartu, and folklore plays a significant role in her work. In her native Estonian she has to date published six volumes of poetry, three books of short stories and a retelling of South-Estonian fairy tales. She has also written two theatrical productions as well as poetic, imaginative radio broadcasts, one of which has also been released as a CD. She has won Estonia’s most prestigious poetry prize for Kaitseala (Huma, 2005), a book of poems and journal entries written during a year spent as a nature reserve warden on an otherwise uninhabited island off Estonia’s north coast. Kristiina has published six books of poetry and three of prose in English translation. The Drums of Silence (Oleander, 2007) was awarded the British Poetry Society Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation, and The Scent of Your Shadow (Arc, 2010) is a British Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation. Her plays and broadcasts have also been translated into English and her work, poetry and prose, appears regularly in leading English language literary magazines and anthologies in the US, UK and Ireland. In addition to English, her work has been translated into 19 languages.She is a highly acclaimed performer of her poetry, prose and drama and travels extensively around Estonia and abroad to perform her work, sometimes accompanied by musicians. Kristiina lives in Estonia with her husband, the musician Silver Sepp, and her son. Ilmar Lehtpere is Kristiina Ehin’s English language translator. He has translated nearly all of her work – poetry, prose and drama – most of which has appeared in Kristiina’s nine books in his translation, as well as in numerous literary magazines. Kristiina and he have won two prestigious prizes together for poetry in translation. Their collaboration is ongoing. Ilmar lives in Estonia with his wife, the poet Sadie Murphy.
Estonian, Bilingual, Poetry, Baltics, Translation