Poet: Kristin Berget
Translator: Kathleen Maris Paltrineri
if the sea draws back
Five poems by Kristin Berget, translated from Norwegian by Kathleen Maris Paltrineri
Kristin Berget debuted in 2007 with the collection of poems loosing louise. She has since published five collections as well as the novel Sonja Sacre Coeur. Nominated for the Brage Prize in 2017, and when the light comes it will be fantastic is Berget’s first collection translated into English.
Kathleen Maris Paltrineri is a Visiting Writer in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa and a 2021-2022 Fulbright Translation Fellowship recipient to Norway. Her translations of Kristin Berget have appeared in Guernica, Brink, and Poetry in Action. Paltrineri’s poetry has recently appeared in Bennington Review, CALYX, and jubilat.