I WANT YOU TO COME NOW! Kristina Lugn, translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel


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November 2020
6 x 9 | TBD pages

Handprinted linocut cover
Caligo Safe-Wash Oil-Based Ink on natural 100 lb cover
Digitally printed interior on cream opaque 70 lb text
Hand sewn in natural twine

Note: Individually printed by hand in small batches, no two covers will be exactly alike. Expect minor variations across the edition.

Limited to 150 numbered copies

Volume 4: Issue 6 (2020)
ISSN 2373-163X

The poems in I Want You to Come Now! were originally published in the longer volume Bekantskap önskas med äldre bildad herre (Looking for Acquaintance with Educated Older Gentleman) in 1983 by Alba Press in Stockholm. This translation by Elizabeth Clark Wessel is Lugn’s first book in English, and is published by kind permission of the author.

I Want You to Come Now! is the sixth and final chapbook in the 2019–2020 series from Bloof Books. Each chapbook in the series is released in a limited edition of at least one hundred numbered copies, followed by a digital release, and eventually in a combination volume called Bound.

Kristina Lugn (1948–2020) is the author of eight collections of poetry and eighteen plays, the former artistic director of the Brunnsgatan Fyra theatre in Stockholm, Sweden, and a member of the Swedish Academy. She’s also the winner of the Selma Lagerlöf Literature Prize (1999) and the Bellman Prize (2003). A chapbook of her poems called I Want You to Come Now!, translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel, is forthcoming from Bloof in 2020.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is the author of four chapbooks of poetry, a founding editor at Argos Book, and the translator of numerous novels from the Swedish, including most recently What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde. Originally from rural Nebraska, she spent many years living in New York and Connecticut, and these days calls Stockholm, Sweden home.

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