Let Us take the Blue Skies by Storm (Innbundet)

Author:

Odveig Klyve

Norwegian title: La oss ta den blå himmelen med storm
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2015
Pages: 112
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Nynorsk
ISBN/EAN: 9788202491475
Overview La oss ta den blå himmelen med storm
Let us take the Blue Skies by Storm tells the story about a political process with great opposites, with the building of great electrical masts in the area of Hardanger. The poems in this collection raises questions that concern us all, about managing the nature around us. Odveig Klyve animates relations and conflicts between people, nature and society in her distinctive way in this strong and important collection of poetry.

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Reviews from La oss ta den blå himmelen med storm

”Mi vurdering er at den gode avantgardisten Odveig Klyve
syner seg i dikt der «bonden» og «ministeren» vekslar om å gje røyst til
roller, tankar til personlege roller i samfunnet. Boka sin tittel er LA OSS TA
DEN BLÅ HIMMELEN MED STORM. Og boka fortener å få mange lesarar og bli
TV-teater. Odveig Klyve er heilt spesiell i dag når det gjeld å la eit heilt
poesiverk bli inspirert av ein norsk politisk konflikt. Frå før har ho synt
evna å kunne trekkje det poetiske ut av sjukdomen alzheimer i eit heilt verk.
Og etter dette fekk ho trekkje essensen ut av fotballsporten - som langt ifrå
er nokon sjukdom - gjennom ei konsentrert poesibok.”

Helge Rykkja, www.helgerykkja.com
”Romantikkens program var å skrive dikt om hva som helst: alt skulle kunne poetiserers. Moderne lyrikk følger gjerne oppskriften, men få aksler en slik utfordring som Odveig Klyve” La oss ta den blå himmelen med storm” bringer med seg langt videre perspektiver enn politisk brodd mot drøye 90 kilometer kraftlinje på Vestlandet. Variasjonen i virkemidler gjør Klyves diktsamling spennende å lese, samtidig som den sprenger grensene for politisk diktning. Klyves dikt stiller store spørsmål i klimakrisens tid, med små bokstaver: ”kva er eit menneske ei stemme/ kva er demokrati/kva er sanning/ kva er det som vaklar i stormane/ lik villfarne monster /lik veldige/manipulasjonsmonument. ”Tom Egil Hverven, Klassekampen

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Author Odveig Klyve

Odveig Klyve (1954–) is a Norwegian writer and film director. She has published seven poetry collections, and eight children’s books. She has also translated the work of an Iranian poet, a Palestinian poet, and an English poet into Norwegian. She has performed her poetry at many international poetry festivals, and her poems are translated into several languages. She has written and directed short films, which have been invited to international film festivals in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, USA and India. She is now receiving a three-year National Grant for Artists. She lives in Stavanger at the west coast of Norway, by the North Sea.

From reviews of Det andre blikket (Second Sight):

“Second Sight is good poetry that is also useful. It will appeal to everyone interested in living and aging.”
–Haugesunds Avis

“… get it, read it, listen to the insight, warmth and selfless love song from a daughter to and about a mother.”
–Sunnmørsposten (the critics give it 6 out of 6)

“The poet invites us into a magical world, in which those with dementia live. … One would have to be tough as nails not to be touched by this book.”
–Dagbladet

“…a daring, poetic stance that shows how Alzheimer’s can open a space for peace and reconciliation. … Klyve works carefully through the subject matter.”
–Aftenposten

“This collection of poems is recommended reading for healthcare professionals who come in contact with individuals and families facing these challenges, also for those who haven’t been directly affected, but who are willing to use their second sight.”
–Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association

“A beautiful book: gripping and touching because Klyve dares to enter the spaces we normally close to everyone but ourselves.”
–Dag og Tid

“Klyve’s poetic voice speaks with a natural authority…”
–Stavanger Aftenblad

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