Poul Lynggaard Damgaard

Poul Lynggaard Damgaard (born 1977) is a Danish poet living in Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark. Since 2012 he has been connected to the Aarhus Centre for Literature and the Hald Hovedgaard, the Danish Centre for Writers and Translators. His work appears in many Scandinavian anthologies and Danish poetry collections. He has participated in several International Poetry Festivals in Europe, and his poetry has been translated to many different languages. He always performs in his native language.


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Thu 5 March - Sun 8 March | 10:00 - 20:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Translation »

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Poets and translators discuss translation and familial languages

Sun 8 March | 10:00 - 11:00 | £5/£4 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre


Stare down to the side

The shoes are removed in the middle of the conversation.
Small fish shoals at the shoreline no one wants to step on.
You ask for directions, and the bus is an empty aquararium.
Along the road everyone is waiting to be picked up in the dark.
As long as we are children we try to scream the highest.
The crack in the pavement is winding like a shoelace.


Poul Lynggaard Damgaard