Ursula Andkjær Olsen

Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Year of birth: 1970

Ursula Andkjær Olsen was born in 1970 in Copenhagen. Andkjær Olsen’s poetry meanders along associatively and is linked by recurrent themes in a sort of poetic-conceptual network. Conflict, disagreement and antagonism run through her work, which is often said to be polyphonic, giving familiar words, sayings and expressions new resonance. According to Andkjaer Olsen, ‘Poetry searches for beauty by means of image, sound and rhythm; in order to reflect on the world and not least of all, your own lack of perfection’. In May 2010, her collection Have og helvede (Garden and Hell) was published.

Read poems by Ursula Andkjær Olsen on Poetry International Web.

Mon 14 June, 20.00 hrs, Krijn Boon studio GARDENSENSIBILITIES radio play in collaboration with WORM

Thurs 17 June, 20.00 hrs, small auditorium