ARCHIVE – Ulrikka S. Gernes
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.