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nýr skáldskapur – Icelandic & British poetry in collaboration

By SJ Fowler.

On November 27th, 3:AM’s Maintenant interview series gave rise to nýr skáldskapur, a unique evening of poetry at the Rich Mix Centre, London. A collaboration between four of the most exciting new poetic talents emerging from the nation of Iceland and four of the UK’s most lauded and iconoclastic writers, it featured

Iain Sinclair & Ragnhildur Jóhanns
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl & Stewart Home
Scott Thurston & Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir
Jón Örn Loðmfjörð & Tom Jenks

The following are video highlights from the readings and performances:

Maintenant Icelandic Poetry Event 27/11/2010 from OFF_PRESS on Vimeo.

Maintenant Icelandic Poetry Event IAN SINCLAIR from OFF_PRESS on Vimeo.

Maintenant Icelandic Poetry Event Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl from OFF_PRESS on Vimeo.

Maintenant London – Scott Thurston & Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir from OFF_PRESS on Vimeo.

Related: Maintenant soundfiles from previous poetry readings (at the Rich Mix and Icelandic Embassy, Knightsbridge) featuring Jeff Hilson & Audun Mortensen, Sam Riviere, Tamarin Norwood, Chris Page, Ragnhildur Jóhanns, Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Tim Atkins, Jón Örn Loðmfjörð, Patrick Coyle, Holly Pester and Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl.



SJ Fowler is a postgraduate student of philosophy at the University of London and a poet. He is also an employee of the British Museum.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Friday, December 17th, 2010.