Michael Strunge

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Michael Strunge Jensen (1958 – 1986) was a Danish poet.[1][2]

As a member of the original circle of 1980s poets in the group around Hvedekorn’s editor Poul Borum, Michael Strunge, in cooperation with his colleague Jens Fink-Jensen, among others, arranged the generational manifestation “NÅ!!80” in Copenhagen in 1980.

He received the Otto Gelsted Prize in 1983.

With influences from both Romanticism, Symbolism and Modernism, Strunge's work is somewhat reminiscent of that of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Strunge's poetry deals with such topics as sex, death, modernity and life in the city.[3]

Originally inspired by the British punk wave of the late 1970s, many of Strunge's poems are full of references to the artists of his day, such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, Brian Eno and David Bowie.

Strunge killed himself on 9 March 1986, during a manic episode caused by bipolar disorder, by jumping from the 4th floor.[4][1] He is buried at Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Michael Strunge (1958 - 1986)". http://www.dr.dk. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Strunge Michael, Digte 1978-85 (1995). Samlede Strunge. Borgen. ISBN 87-2100228-2. 
  3. ^ Optagelser af Michael Strunge og F.P. Jac. 
  4. ^ "Mindetavle for Michael Strunge". Københavns Bibliotekers hjemmeside. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MICHAEL STRUNGE". KULTURCENTRET ASSISTENS. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 

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