The Hangman's Lament, Poems

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Green Integer, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages
This new collection of 52 poems, published bilingually in Danish and Englis, reintroduces the noted Danish poet into English, and reveals the clarity and fullness of Henry Nordbrandt's vision. Born in Copenhagen in 1945, Nordbrandt was a sickly child and developed slowly until he was encouraged to attend a school of arts, where he encountered such great teachers as the renowned Danish writer and critic Paul Borum and Denmark's leading poet Inger Christensen. Over the last few years Nordbrandt has come to be recognised as one of the leading European poets.

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About the author (2003)

Henrik Nordbrandt's studies of Oriental languages at the University of Copenhagen and the more than 15 years he has lived abroad in Turkey, Greece, and Italy have left a deep mark on his poetry. From his position outside of Danish culture, he has become a sensitive cultural critic. Nordbrandt's poetry, written in the modernist tradition, pits the mysticism and sensuality of the South against the cold rationality of the North. He is also well known for his modern love poetry. Nordbrandt has received numerous prizes for his skillful poetry, among them the Grand Prize from the Danish Academy.

Thom Satterlee is assistant professor of English at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and advisor for the university's student literary magazine, Parnassus. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, Southwest Review, and The Southern Review and has been selected for Poetry Daily.

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