Foundation Translation Prize.
The Thirteenth Month introduces acclaimed Danish poet
Inge Pedersen to English-speaking readers for the first
time, in a volume of translations by the distinguished
American poet/translator Marilyn Nelson. Spanning her
career since 1982, The Thirteenth Month is an opportunity
for a brand-new audience to appreciate the lyricism and
realism of one of Europe's finest poets.
"In Pedersen's work commonplace experience is given
grace by the vividness of her imagination, lifting everyday
ordinaries into everyday miracle. A rich and rare achievement."
"Reading these poems in their beautiful translations
is like inhaling a breath of the cold clear air of Jutland
that the poet knows so well."
--William Jay Smith