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
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.