Henrik Nordbrandt

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Henrik Nordbrandt (born 21 March 1945) is a Danish poet, novelist and essayist. He made his literary debut in 1966 with the poetry collection Digte. He was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 2000 for the poetry collection' Drømmebroer ("Dream Bridges").[1]

Although a Danish writer he has spent much of his life in the Mediterranean and this is said to have had an influence on his writing.[2][3]

In 2007 the Polish painter Kasia Banas carried out a project including paintings inspired by the poetry of Henrik Nordbrandt.[4]

Works[edit]

  • Digte (1966)[5]
  • Miniaturer (1967)[5]
  • Syvsoverne (1969)[5]
  • Omgivelser (1972)[5]
  • Opbrud og ankomster ("Departures and Arrivals"), Copenhagen: Gylandal, 72 pages (1974)[6]
  • Ode til blæksprutten og andre kærlighedsdigte ("Ode to Cephalopods and Other Love Poems"), Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 55 pages (1975)[5][6]
  • Glas ("Glass") Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 53 pages (1976)[5][6]
  • Istid (1977)[5]
  • Guds hus (1977)[5]
  • Breve fra en ottoman (1978)[5]
  • Rosen fra Lesbos (1979)[5]
  • Spøgelseslege (1979)[5]
  • Forsvar for vinden under døren (1980)[5]
  • Armenia (1982)[5]
  • 84 digte ("84 Poems"); Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 125 pages (1984)[5][6]
  • Armenia (1984)[5]
  • Violinbyggernes by (1985)[5]
  • Håndens skælven i november (1986)[5]
  • Vandspejlet (1989)[5]
  • Glemmesteder (1991)[5]
  • Støvets tyngde (1992)[5]
  • Ormene ved himlens port (1995)[5]
  • Egne digte ("Own Poems"), Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 289 pages (2000)[5][6]
  • Drømmebroer ("Dream Bridges") (2000)[5]
  • Besøgstid ('Visiting Hours') (2007)[7]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nordic Council Literature Prize list of winners". Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ Poetry International Web
  3. ^ The Oxford guide to contemporary world literature by John Sturrock, pg 351
  4. ^ "Lysår/Light Years" 2010
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Web page titled "Henrik Nordbrandt" at the Poetry International website, retrieved January 29, 2010
  6. ^ a b c d e Web page titled "Henrik Nordbrandt" at the Literatur.siden website, retrieved January 29, 2010
  7. ^ van der Liet, Henk, translated by Russell Dees, "Images, Sounds and the Return of the Divine? Some Forays into Danish Poetry 2007", Danish Poetry Magazine, Spring 2008, retrieved January 1, 2010