BRIGHT SCYTHE: Selected Poems of Tomas Tranströmer
Translated by Patty Crane (Sarabande Press, 2015)

Available wherever books are sold. For more information, visit Sarabande Press


The New York Times Sunday Book Review - Editor's Choice
The New York Times - "the best English version of Tranströmer"
Publisher's Weekly - "her Tranströmer wants to be heard"
World Literature Today -  "glass-clear translations...a lasting tribute"
Electric Lit - "a literary panorama"
LA Times - Fabulous Book
The Huffington Post -  New Book of Note
Flavorwire - Must-Read Book
World Literature Today - 75 Notable Translations of 2015
Jazz da Gama - "captures the nature of the music of the language"
The Cafe Review - "an invaluable contribution"

Crane’s exacting but fluid new selection…clarifies one of the reasons for the continuing fascination: Tranströmer’s faith that the imagination is at the root of the self, a source of both awe and responsiveness in a world full of social forces that tend to deaden us. — David Rivard (read full review here: Ron Slate's On the Seawall, Nov. 16, 2016)


Interview with Danniel Schoonebeek of The Paris Review (January 26, 2016)
Podcast interview with Kristin Maffei on Late Night Library (November 17, 2015)


Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7 pm - The Bookstore, Lenox MA
BRIGHT SCYTHE Book Launch & Reading

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn NY
An Evening with Tomas Tranströmer's Bright Scythe
Featuring Patty Crane in conversation with Teju Cole

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7 pm - Collected Poets Series, Mocha Maya's, Shelburne Falls, MA
Reading: Doug Anderson & Patty Crane

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 5 pm - The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham NY
BRIGHT SCYTHE Reading & Discussion

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4 pm - AWP Conference, Los Angeles CA

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7 pm - White Square Books, Easthampton MA

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Writer's Read Series, Lee Library, Lee MA
Reading: Patty Crane & Paul Pines

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10 am - Earthcare Eco-Festival: The Sense of Wonder
Hay Mow (the Red Barn), Willliam Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington, MA

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 4 pm - Sandisfield Arts Center, Sandisfield MA
BRIGHT SCYTHE Reading & Conversation with Hannah Fries

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4 pm - Poet's House, New York City, NY
Beyond Bhakti: Contemporary Spiritual Poetics Across Europe & The Americas - A Panel Reading & Discussion
 with Ravi Shankar, Clare Cavanagh, Ellen Doré Watson & Patty Crane