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2019: Epic Voices: Harry Martinson’s Aniara with Fia Backström & Kira Josefsson

Recorded At: Recorded On: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Swedish artist and writer Fia Backström gives a performative talk on Nobel laureate Harry Martinson’s 1956 epic science-fiction poem Aniara, which chronicles a flight from a decimated Earth into deep space. The inspiration for film, opera, and theater works, Aniara is one of Sweden’s most influential literary treasures. Backström will be joined by translator and writer Kira Josefsson. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier.