This overview of Tranströmer's oeuvre really impressed me once I got into it, which took a while because my Swedish is still a bit too rusty. I probably would appreciate the fine points of these poems even more if I had more training in the language, but as it is, I already found it a satisfying experience.
These modernist poems span a period between 1954 and 1989 and apply a loose free verse style to themes of nature, culture and travel and the interplay of those with psychology. The imagery, combining these disparate elements, was often refreshing, yet never contrived.
A poet I'll gladly return to when my Swedish improves. For non-Scandinavian readers, there is always this English collection
, which alse features Finnish poet Paavo Haavikko.