‘Danish Northwest – Hygge Poems’ now open for sale (advertising)

Danish Northwest is a poetry collection that shows “hygge” in its various aspects as practiced or rendered on the outskirts of Denmark, more precisely in the northwestern region of Jutland called Thy. The poems were originally published in Danish and in a dialect called “thybomål”.

The collection is a piece of Danish history told through the eyes of a somewhat fictional speaker, who takes both the outsider’s and the insider’s position while depicting historical events that have shaped Danish society during the 20th and 21st centuries.

New Political Poetry
This poetry collection also deals with current political themes in Denmark and the EU: Regional country life versus the modern welfare state, globalism/nationalism/regionalism, Christianity versus atheism, gender issues and immigration.

Danish Northwest strives towards being political poetry, but without any obvious agenda, except perhaps the observation that the centre cannot be cohesive because of the obvious reason: we are at the periphery.

Peter Graarup Westergaard (b. 1975) is a Danish poet, teacher and blogger who has published the collection “Nordvest” in Danish in 2017. He has also published poems and short stories in literary magazines and written literary critique in national and local newspapers in Denmark. He holds an MA in comparative literature with a minor in English from Aarhus University and works as a secondary school teacher at a boarding school on Djursland in Denmark.

He has translated his poetry collection into English in collaboration with the Irish poet Mary-Jane Holmes, who is the chief editor at Fish Publishing, Ireland. She holds an Mst. in Creative Writing from Kellogg College, Oxford.

Danish Northwest
– Hygge Poems from the Outskirts
Peter Graarup Westergaard
Troubador Publishing
Released: 28/06/2019
Format: Paperback/eBook
Price £9.99/3.99

Link: https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/poetry-short-stories-and-plays/danish-northwest/

Peter Graarup Westergaard
T: +45 22 81 19 07
E-mail: peterwestergaard@gmail.com

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