Annette Vonberg and Tone Carlsen have made a selection of poems for the guest year of 2019, which we present in the series "Poem of the Week".
Poem of the Week. 52 poems through the year
From the time when the earliest texts were recorded in runic inscriptions, poetry has had a strong position in Norway. By introducing a new poem each week throughout 2019, we aim to highlight the quality and breadth of Norwegian poetry. «Poem of the Week» presents 52 poems, inspired by the changing seasons and the passing of the year. The selection has been made by Annette Vonberg and Tone Carlsen, and consists of poems from the earliest handwritten manuscripts up until today, with a special emphasis on contemporary poetry.
is a writer and translator. She translates from Norwegian, English and Greek into German. She has a master's degree in German language and literature and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Oslo. She teaches German at the Oslo Private Gymnasium.
is a translator from Danish and German into Norwegian. She is cand. philol. in Nordic Studies from the University of Oslo. She teaches Norwegian and German at Foss videregående skole, Oslo.