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Oct 20, 2020

Having lived a lifetime alongside poetry has given Bengt Berg, an award-winning poet originally from Sweden, a lifetime of adventure and reflection. His verses are full of humor, tenderness and sharp commentary about the world around us, which he prefers to traverse while looking for unexpected marvels.

Bengt Berg’s debut poetry collection, Where the Dream Ends, appeared in 1974; and since then he has written more than 35 books, mostly poetry. His poems have been translated into more than 15 languages and won him several Swedish Literary prizes, among them some from The Swedish Academy.
In this conversation Bengt talks about the need for poetry and his relationship with it, the definition of socialism for current times in case of doubts, and why he is always looking for shadows everywhere he goes.