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“W.C. Williams said, ‘Write what’s in front of your nose.’ Iceland’s poets take to heart this literal truth in a surreal landscape. The results are poems that gaze at nature yet are heated from within by the subterranean currents boiling up through the pastoral and the mythic. For all of us that have wondered or rather fantasied, about the inhabited far north, this brilliant collection Beneath the Ice presents a contemporary and invaluable portrait of the state of the art of Icelandic poetry.” —Brenda Coultas.