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Beauty in a decaying world
"Beauty in a decaying world,"

"Kristofer Folkhammar reading a beautiful and serene collection of poems"

"In the science fiction genre denotes the theme of ”first contact”, a first meeting between human and extraterrestrial life. A lot of times dramatic and existential transformative scene where avspeglingar for earthly affairs as the outsider and xenophobia, can take off."

"to the extent that John Heldéns fragmentary poetry can be joined together to form creative scenes are the first meetings in the new book by two strokes. Secondly, it is a kind of new life forms."

"They break up through an abandoned landscape, characterized by an eco-disaster. Hybrids that blur the limits between flora and fauna, human and artifact, hopeful life, and the soiled end of the world: ”the first exo-botanical life form – a semitransparent u002F flower without chlorophyll. It smelled of flygplansbränsle and tar, and communicated via the weak electronic u002F pulses in its root system.”"

"And you can read Heldéns grip with fabricated books in the book against the theme of first contact. The remains of the found manuscript to the ”media educator's field” and, secondly, to the garden on a spaceship, as well as to a future planet, constitutes the greater part of the First contact. They suggest a Aniara-like escape from a destroyed planet Earth."

"nthese graphically, the flashing elements in the poem, stands against Heldéns minimalist and elliptic partial style."

"An execution that gets this undergångsdikten rather vetta against a dizzying sense of infinity, than, for example, an urgent, insistent grief – that can be labeled with other, more typical examples of eco-criticism poets."

"Science-fiction-reference has been prominent in the Heldéns poetry since the debut Burner, 2003."

"as his poetic landscape shifted from the urban to a post-apocalyptic colored naturlyrik, this genreanspelning characterised the poem in different ways. From standing for a quite apart – but refreshing – hint of takes over endless possibilities, to the to in new book to be fairly concrete and genretrogen: A staged future as the poem digs out."

the "n”First contact” is not my first encounter with Heldéns poetry. I feel quite at home among his ”industriruiner”, ”disused railways along the coastlines”, ”power lines” and ”blurred light”. The beauty in the destruction. The lost and the eternal sammantvinnat. The song in the noise."

"Brutalsammanfattat: Sites that weathered broken in a sönderbrutet language."

"It is very beautiful. But from time to time so simplified and consistently implemented that the poem may something dumb. If you run it too far may also boldly arranged something manierat and predictable."

"In the beginning of the book, shows an unexpectedly funny line up."

"Italicized and influgen from another pop-idiom: ”This is not a John Helden t-shirt”."

"”Nah nah – fixed a bit anyway!”, I hear myself cry out to the where the line, which appears to be a tad defensive."

"Albert Bonniers förlag"

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