The Icelandic Literary Award

February 19, 2013 in Fréttir, News

The Icelandic Literary Prize 2012 was awarded at the presidential residence Bessastaðir on February 6, In the category of fiction and poetry Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl received the prize for his novel Illska (lit. Evil), published by Mál og Menning. The nonfiction award went out to the historian Gunnar F. Guðmundsson [...]

The Reykjavik Grapevine: Hooray for Boobies!

June 5, 2012 in blogg

Through it all he still somehow found time to get married, conceive and raise a child and write dozens of awesome poetry columns for Reykjavík Grapevine—most of which have now been collected in an omnibus of his English-language writing. We wrote him some emails to ask about it. Hi Eiríkur. [...]

Nonstop Action Poetry @ Lá bas biennale

May 31, 2012 in blogg

Nonstop action poetry, April 26, 2012, at Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Finland — as part of the Là bas biennale for live action. — Eiríkur 01:20; Leevi 16:30; Cia 29:45; Tomomi 41:20; Jaap 57:10. — Collaborations: on Jaap’s “Neighbors Mouring” 1:08:00; on Tomomi’s “Voice” 1:11:15; Cia’s “Seven Solidus” 1:16:50; on Leevi’s [...]

The Dictators & other sound poems

November 8, 2011 in News

For three euros you can be the proud owner of 30 sound poems (which comes to a whooping ten cents a piece), written, composed and performed by me, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl. For four euros more you can get a physical CD (home-burned with a nice cover) – including delivery costs. [...]

Booby, Be Quiet!

October 27, 2011 in News

Booby, Be Quiet! is a collection of essays and columns about poetry, literature and literary politics(the title is a very learnéd reference to Auden’s translation of the Eddas). The essays and columns have been published in various places in the last five years – around half of the book consists [...]

Newsletter: IWF! OMG! and Boobies!

September 22, 2011 in News

Dear friends. Next saturday I will be participating in the Zebra Poetry Film Festival schedule at the Gothenburg book fair. The Zebra crew will play some of last year’s films, including my Höpöhöpö Böks, and me and Maria Silkeberg (who also has a film in the program) will be reading [...]

Literature in the Land of the Inherently Cute

May 6, 2011 in (a bit) longer essays, Articles, The Grapevine

- the search for literary crisis (Practically) all political writing engages in representation and a form of adjudication – i.e. “picking a side”. Classic social realist writing of capitalist societies not only represents the exploited classes, but furthermore represents them against their mortal enemy, the bourgeoise classes; nationalist literature not [...]

Sharon Mesmer gives me a proper talking-to

March 17, 2011 in News

With the hostile takeover of triviality in popular media and popular art, perhaps poets have forgotten about fun, about charm, about joy, about attitude, about intensity, about popular iconoclasm, about naughty words, about the beautiful horniness — and driven anything that might attract an audience looking for something other than [...]

The Art of Any Impact

March 11, 2011 in Articles, The Grapevine

The most important thing to keep in mind during a fistfight (or while writing a poem) isn’t what to do with your arms and knuckles, but where to place your feet. If you keep them too close together, you’re liable to fall over – and if you keep them too [...]

Newsletter: Poison for beginners in Swedish and more

February 24, 2011 in News

Dear friends! Today’s Top Stories! Number one: Next week I’ll be in Basel, Switzerland, to present my novel Poison for Beginners in German translation (still looking for an english publisher!). The event will take place in Literaturhaus Basel, Barfüssergasse 3, at 8 PM next wends, March 2. Number two: Poison [...]