Michael Favala Goldman (b.1966) is a poet, jazz clarinetist and translator of Danish literature. Among his sixteen translated books is Dependency
by Tove Ditlevsen, which made the New York Times
Best 10 Books of 2021 as book three of The Copenhagen Trilogy
. Michael’s five books of original poetry include Small Sovereign
, which won first place at the 2022 Los Angeles Book Festival in the poetry category. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including The New Yorker, Rattle
, and The Harvard Review
. He lives in Northampton, MA, where he has been running bi-monthly poetry critique groups since 2018.
Translated from Danish by Michael Favala Goldman