Insides & outsides – introducing my new poetry collection ‘Cuts & Collected Poems 1989 – 2015’

Maria Haskins


My new collection of poetry ‘Cuts & Collected Poems 1989 – 2015’ is out today: it’s available as an ebook and in paperback. (shop for it here.) This book has been a work in progress for some time, and I wasn’t always sure I would publish it at all. It contains four different collections of poetry – one new collection written in English, and my three previously published Swedish collections of poetry, translated into English by me. Translating my own poetry was a rather profound experience, both frustrating and enlightening, and I shared some of my thoughts on that process in this blog post: Lost and found in translation: translator thoughts on poetry & the weight of words.

Here is an intro of sorts for these four collections of poetry.



The only photograph in the book is the one at the beginning of the new collection, ‘Cuts’. It’s a photo of…

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