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THEIS ØRNTOFT

THEIS ØRNTOFT

Digte 2014 (Poems 2014), Gyldendal 2014, 63 pp. FOREIGN RIGHTS: Gyldendal Group Agency, Sofie Voller, sofie_voller@ gyldendalgroupagency.dk

Theis Ørntoft, born 1984, graduated from the The Danish Academy of Creative Writing in 2009 and debuted the same year with the poetry collection Yeahsuiten (The Yeah Suite), for which he was awarded one of Denmark’s most prestigious debutant prizes. Ørntoft’s most recent poetry collection Digte 2014 (Poems 2014) brought him the Michael Strunge Award and great praise from a unanimous body of reviewers. ‘A seminal work in the last decade of Danish poetry.’ wrote Information’s reviewer and continued: ‘It is extremely good, anyway, but when Digte 2014 (Poems 2014) really gets into its stride it becomes ridiculously good; incredibly assured in its style and presentation and not a word out of place, unfailing in its narrative flow, lunatic in its mixture of laughter and despair. And especially in its genuinely new way of locating these two concepts in the same space.’

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Danish literary magazine autumn 2014  

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