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Ida Börjel

Ida Börjel

(Sweden, 1975)

Granting a poetic voice to the maligned conscience of the (political) world, with its streams of refugees, abuses of power, and environmental crises.

Ida Börjel is one of the most striking voices in contemporary conceptual poetry. Each of her much-praised and awarded collections forms a cohesively and rigorously composed whole that is always rooted in extensive research and a strong thematic principle. Her collection Miximum Ca'Canny: the Sabotage Manuals (2016) appears to be both a practical handbook and a philosophical study of the various ways the language of power and authority can be sabotaged, a recurring theme in Börjel's poetry. Her best-known work, Ma (2014), responds to Inger Christensen's iconic Alphabet and gives a poetic voice to the maligned conscience of the (political) world, with its streams of refugees, abuses of power, and environmental crises.


 
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