I Want You to Come Now!
Author: Kristina Lugn
Translator: Elizabeth Clark Wessel
Publisher: Bloof Books (2020)
The poems in I Want You to Come Now! were originally published in the longer volume Bekantskap önskas med äldre bildad herre (Seeking Acquaintance with an Older Educated Gentleman) in 1983 by Alba Press in Stockholm. This translation by Elizabeth Clark Wessel is Lugn’s first book in English, and is published by kind permission of the author.
I Want You to Come Now! is the sixth and final chapbook in the 2019–2020 series from Bloof Books. Each chapbook in the series is released in a limited edition of at least one hundred numbered copies, followed by a digital release, and eventually in a combination volume called Bound.
Handprinted linocut cover
Caligo Safe-Wash Oil-Based Ink on white 100 lb cover
Digitally printed interior on cream opaque 70 lb text
Hand sewn in natural twine
Note: Individually printed by hand in small batches, no two covers will be exactly alike. Expect minor variations across the edition. This particular chapbook will come in three different color combinations, beginning with Lime (shown). Later orders may receive Orange, or Purple.
Limited to 150 numbered copies.