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Poetry from Iceland with Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir,
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Vala Thorodds. Free entry. Seehttp://otherroom.org/ for more details.
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Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist. Her work occupies the borderland between performance art, experimental music and poetry. She combines elements of surrealism and satire in the pursuit of a re-mystification of the everyday. ‘Clever, funny, both thought-provoking and soothing’ (The Reykjavik Grapevine), she has performed at festivals, exhibitions and readings around Europe, including the Venice Biennale.
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl is a poet and novelist. He has been awarded The Icelandic Literary Prize (2012) and been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Award (2012), among others. Eiríkur has published six books of poems, five novels and two collections of essays, and is also known for his sound and performance poetry, visual poetry, poetry film and various conceptual poetry projects.
Vala Thorodds is a poet, publisher, editor, and literary curator. She is founding director of the independent literary press Partus and managing editor of the Manchester-based poetry press Sine Wave Peak. Hailed ‘the future of Icelandic poetry’ (Sjón), she was nominated on behalf of Iceland to the PEN International New Voices Award (2014) and has had poetry published in a number of anthologies and magazines including Gutter, Magma, and The White Review online.