Because You Are is about travel, exile, war, pandemics, a hug, a childhood, and steep mountains in Western Norway, where sheep can fall down; where father can fall down.
Shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Odveig Klyve published her poem “Does Your Hand Shake, Vladimir?” on Facebook. The poem went viral and was shared and quickly translated into 100 languages. This poem is the central piece in Because You Are.
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