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Published: Oct 1 1997
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Rika Lesser is widely known for her prize-winning translations of poetry: Guide to the Underworld by Gunnar Ekelöf, Rilke: Between Roots, and A Child Is Not a Knife: Selected Poems of Göran Sonnevi. What Became Words is her selection of poems by Claes Andersson, Finland's minister of culture. A native of Brooklyn and an alumna of Yale and Columbia Universities, she lives within walking distance of the Brooklyn Bridge.
"In the poems of Growing Back, Rika Lesser finds herself creating a personal and literary archaeology. Steely-eyed and soft-hearted, Lesser makes her back to her esthetic and emotional origins, then grows up through them in this unusual book spanning twenty years of musing, grousing, focusing, veering, and transcending."—Molly Peacock
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