“Coming home after thirty years/is like entering a costume party,” writes Vala Hafstað, who spent three decades in the United States before moving back home to Iceland. Imminent Eruption is her second poetry book, and many of her poems have also been published online. In this bilingual book, she writes with humor and insight about the transition from an American suburb to an Icelandic reality, where the unbridled forces of nature often reflect life itself. These are turbulent times, but Vala’s optimism and sense of humor always prevail.
Eldgos í aðsigi – Imminent Eruption
By Vala Hafstað
Published by Sæmundur Publishing Firm
Languages: Icelandic and English (bilingual)