Finalist for the 2003 Nordic Council’s Prize
Danish poet Morten Søndergaard has been living abroad and spent some time in the little Italian town of Vinci. The poetry in this collection is the result of that experience. It dramatizes various aspects of (post)modern reality, dreams, family life, architecture, sculpture gathered together as a landscape through which the reader can wander, thoughtful, bemused, amused, but always as language’s companion. Søndergaard’s creativity is as forcefully life-embracing as his poetry is convincing and captivating. He is also typical of the younger Danish generation’s approach to literature: anything goes, but seriously.