ARCHIVE – Ulrikka S. Gernes

Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments

ARCHIVE – Ulrikka S. Gernes

Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments

Biography

Ulrikka S. Gernes was born in Sweden to Danish parents. At 22, she moved to Copenhagen. She has published 10 poetry collections, and is also the author of two books for children, as well as many short stories, songs, art catalogues, magazine and newspaper articles, and contributions to literary anthologies and Danish National radio. Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments is the second translation of Gernes’s work published by Brick Books. Her appearance at Wordfest has been assisted by the Danish Arts Foundation.

Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments

Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments is a collection of poems that zooms in and out of places and states of mind, from a little bicycle shed in the back yard to a root canal in November, from a typhoon in Hong Kong to instincts astray in various Copenhagen neighborhoods. Elegantly translated by Canadian collaborators Per Brask and Patrick Friesen, these dreamlike poems attempt, with honesty and humour, to fathom what it is to inhabit a specifically unspecific point in life – not to mention in the Universe.

All events with ARCHIVE – Ulrikka S. Gernes

ARCHIVE – Poetry Cabaret – $20

15 Oct 2015
8:30 pm-10:00 pm
Calgary Public Library (Main Branch) — Main Floor 616 Macleod Trail SE

ARCHIVE – International Hot Reads – $20

17 Oct 2015
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Glenbow Museum Theatre 130 9th Ave SE, 4-5:30pm