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Date: 10.02.2023

Time: 19:30 - 21:15

Location: Olav H. Hauge

Price: 190/80 (student)

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Poetic Punk Gala [sold out]

From ugly and furious, low-pitched and gloomy to high-pitched and laudatory – poetry covers all the extremes of human existence. Ten poets meet this evening in a lyrical world that is off the map. The programme director for the evening will be the poet Henning Bergsvåg

On stage, there will be the british poet Alice Oswald, who through her 11 poetry collections combines English traditional nature poetry with history, mystery and lyricism. Brynjulf Jung Tjønn has written many novels for both children and adults, and in 2022 he released a poetry collection called Kvit, Norsk Mann (White Norwegian Man). Maja Lee Langved writes about themes like culture, racism and identity, on the basis of her own adoption from South Korea to Denmark, and since her debut has published four poetry collections. Øyvind Rimbereid has long distinguished himself as one of the most distinctive voices in Norwegian contemporary poetry, recently with the poetry collection Hvit hare, grå hare, svart (White Hare, Grey Hare, Black) from 2019. Valzhyna Mort comes from Belarus and writes poetry both in English and Belarusian. Her latest poetry collection, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, was singled out by The New York Times as one of the best books of poetry from 2020. Bergen-based Eira Søyseth is a poet and poetry editor. Her first poetry collection Farget flekket nå was published in 2022. From Jamaica comes dub poet, musician and radio host Allan Hope, better known as Mutabaruka. His poetry collections include Outcry, Sun and Moon and The Book: First Poems. British Zaffar Kunial debuted with the poetry collection Us in 2018, and with his latest collection, England’s Green, he invites the reader to rethink the concepts of word, place and language. Finnish Pauli Tapio debuted in 2017 with Varpuset ja aika. His latest collection Tyhjä, suuri ja öinen, published in 2021, takes on the challenges and possibilities of the future. Sarah Zahid from Oslo had her debut as a poet in 2018. Last year she received critical acclaim for her poetry collection Bjørnholt vgs.

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