– for many reasons – we are about to start a publishing company and want to be a samtidspoesi, for samtidslitteratur and show what we stand for by making such a series.
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– It is a re-release of Swedish poetry from all times, we begin with Samuel Columbus ”Odæ sveticæ” from 1674, and continues so long as it feels urgent. We had decided to make the twenty best poems ever, so we had big problems with the whole kanonbegreppet, but now it becomes a much more vibrant and volatile series. The first season spans between 1674 and Anna Hallbergs debutbok ”Friction” from 2001. It is both important, well-known classics and surprising books.
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– to get a backbone and credibility, we will of course have the big names and well-known poetry, but also things that have been classic, and perhaps forgotten. In the first season, we will highlight, among other things, Gösta Oswald, but also Ann Jäderlund and Ola Juléns “Orissa“.