09.05.2012

Icelandic Poet Gerdur Kristny to Read Poems at the Poetry Parnassus

Icelandic poet Gerdur Kristny is among those selected to read  poems at the Poetry Parnassus festival that will commence 26 June. Kristny is scheduled to read her poems on 27 June. The Poetry Parnassus will take place at Southbank Centre. "The world's most exciting poets, rappers, spoken word artists, singers and storytellers are gathering for this event that will make history as the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK." -Southbankcentre

Gerdur Kristny is an internationally published and translated writer who has produced collections of poetry, short stories, novels, and books for children. Kristny has received a number of awards, including the Icelandic Journalism Award in 2005 for her biography. She also won the Icelandic Literature Awards 2010 for her book of poetry Bloodhoof which is based on an ancient Nordic myth, and is scheduled to be published in the UK in mid-june by Art Publications. 

For more information on the Poetry Parnassus, please visit here.

Gerdur Kristny



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