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Magnus William-Olsson

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Magnus William-Olsson (b. 1960, Bromma, Stockholm county, Sweden), poet, literary critic, and translator, has published seven volumes of poetry, three books of essays on poetry, and a book of autobiographical short stories. He has translated poetry from ancient and modern Greek (Sappho and Cavafy), Spanish (Antonio Gamoneda and Concho García), and Danish (Pia Tafdrup) into Swedish. The poems published here come from his new and collected poems, Ögonblicket är för Pindaros ett litet rum i tiden (The moment for Pindar is a small space in time, Wahlström & Widstrand, 2006). His poems have been translated into many languages besides English.

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