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Josefin Holmström

Josefin Holmström is the author of Antarktis, nominated for the Katapult prize, and also Samuel is my name (Samuel är mitt namn), published in 2017. She is a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, and writes for Svenska Dagbladet.

‘Composition for the Left Hand’ – essay by Josefin Holstrom

Perhaps the remarkable power of this poem lies in its suturing of two human pursuits, or in its reading of one pursuit in the light of another, or, again, in its distillation of a long cultural and literary tradition into a brief narrative of a failed amorous encounter. I am speaking, of course, of ...

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