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We Are Here

We Are Here by Niels Hav

Reviewed by Vivian Hansen

Canadian poets Patrick Friesen and P.K.Brask have translated of Niels Hav’s poetry for the long haul – fifteen years.  As Hav notes in his acknowledgements, “Danish is a small language spoken by only 5-6 million people.  To gain contact with the rest of the world translation is necessary.  The careful and inspired translations made by Patrick Friesen and P.K. Brask … has made it possible for my poems to travel around the Globe and across the Atlantic; now We Are Here.” (59)