Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Inger Christensen exists: Inger Christensen has died.
(a mural depicting the beginning of Christensen's Alfabet.)
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl writes this about the recent death of the great Danish poet Inger Christensen. He discusses her beautiful, intriguing,brilliant and moving book Alphabet. There are some good links also.
Here's a good discussion of the work.
a small excerpt of the booklength Alphabet:
early fall exists; aftertaste, afterthought;
seclusion and angels exist;
widows and elk exist; every
detail exists; memory, memory’s light;
afterglow exists; oaks, elms,
junipers, sameness, loneliness exist;
eider ducks, spiders and vinegar
exist, and the future, the future