Juhan Liiv

1864–1913
Juhan Liiv died in obscurity, never publishing a book prepared by himself. Since the twenties he has generally been recognized as one of Estonia’s greatest lyrical poets. In 2007 a book of his poetry in English translation appeared: Meel paremat ei kannata /The Mind Would Bear No Better (Tartu University Press).

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Juhan Liiv died in obscurity, never publishing a book prepared by himself. Since the twenties he has generally been recognized as one of Estonia’s greatest lyrical poets. In 2007 a book of his poetry in English translation appeared: Meel paremat ei kannata /The Mind Would Bear No Better (Tartu University Press).

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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