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Author Sutter, Barton, 1949- author.

Title Nordic accordion : poems in a Scandinavian mood / by Bart Sutter.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN : Nodin Press, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.54 Su86n 2018    ---  Available
Description 113 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary Abstract: All of Bart Sutter's grandparents spoke Swedish. In his earliest years, he heard old people talk Norwegian in farm kitchens and on the streets in town, and there were Finns, Danes, and Icelanders in the neighborhood, too. The music of these Nordic languages got inside Sutter's head; he also inherited the homesickness of old-timers who spoke about a legendary land they called The Old Country. In Nordic Accordion Sutter fulfills the covenant he made with his elders long ago--to dramatize, critique, and honor their struggles, their culture, their peculiar ways. The book explores the experience of Scandinavian immigrants, their ancestors, and their descendants. A few of the stories to be found in Nordic Accordion: --A Swedish runaway listens to Italian opera while gutting fish. --Two old Norwegians meet at a funeral, and romance results. --Icelanders drop over a cliff to collect seabird eggs. --An American writer speaks to a dead Finnish poet and invites her home. At the heart of the book lies a cycle of dramatic monologues by old women about their half-pagan younger years as cowherds in the mountain pasture camps of Sweden. ''This,'' says David Ray of Sutter's work, ''is poetic storytelling at its best.'' --
Subject American poetry.
Poets, American -- Minnesota -- Duluth.
Duluth (Minn.) -- Poets.
Minnesota -- Poetry.
American poetry. (OCoLC)fst00807348
Poets, American. (OCoLC)fst01067794
Minnesota. (OCoLC)fst01204560
Minnesota -- Duluth. (OCoLC)fst01205305
Poetry, American.
Genre/Form Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
ISBN 9781947237049

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