Feb 13, 2022
Post-Icelandic performer and flamboyant protozoan, flag-bearer of the Ginnungastefna movement and laureate poet who lives under your bed Elias Knorr spoke to the Red Transmissions Podcast on translation, poetry, and hunting for ideas through neurological forests of uncertainty.
Considered one of the three most representative authors of modern Icelandic poetry by UK Poetry review. Multilingual author, he’s won the Premio Afundación, biggest Galician poetry competition, with his book "Bazar de Traidores". "Sjóarinn með morgunhestana undir kjólnum" has been studied at the Literature Department of Iceland’s National University. His poem "Þegar ég datt í dúnalogn" was selected for Jahrbuch der Lyrik 2021. His short anthology "Paid in lilies" was chosen as one of the best poetry-books of 2019 in English by PoetrySchool.com.
His work is based on the possibilities of words and in the search for new voices, completely external to the author. When in live, he sings and performs poetry.