Another #NTM2017 premiere: we’re happy to share with you today four poems from the anthology Inuit Poems and Songs—Folk poetry of East Greenland (International Polar Institute, 2016), edited by William Thalbitzer and translated by Torben Hutchings. Having devoted his life to study of the Eskimos, their language, spiritual life and religion, Thalbitzer found in their values his own mission to search for and preserve theirs. These short poems are true gems of the North. We hope you’ll like them as much as we did.
And remember, in September and beyond, to celebrate the world’s cultures and their beautiful voices using #NTM2017. Read and share your favorite translations.
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman