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