Patty's book-length poem, something flown, has won the 2017 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award.
It will be published in Fall 2018.


NEWS

About BRIGHT SCYTHE

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 to...Tranströmer’s penetrating body of work."

“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:
Translating Tranströmer: An Interview with Patty Crane (January 26, 2016)

Podcast interview with Kristin Maffei on Late Night Library:
Patty Crane - Bright Scythe (November 17, 2015)

 EVENTS

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
BRIGHT SCYTHE Book Signing

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

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