Marie Silkeberg. I'm a poet, translator and poetry filmmaker living in Stockholm. Since my first book appeared in 1990, I've written nine collections of poetry including 23:23 (2006) Material (2010) and, with Ghayath Almadhoun, Till Damaskus (2014).
In 2021, Damascus, Atlantis, a selection of my poems were translated into English by Kelsi Vanada published by Terra Nova Press.
During my ten years as Professor in Literary Composition at Valand Academy at Gothenburg University I wrote and published non-fiction in Avståndsmätning (2005), Att fortsätta med att skriva (2011) etc.
I’ve translated several books by the Danish poet Inger Christensen and American poets such as Susan Howe, Patti Smith, Rosemarie Waldrop and Claudia Rankine.
Together with different composers, filmmakers and poets I’ve made text- and sound compositions and poetry films, the four most recent together with Ghayath Almadhoun have been screened all over the world.
that was no ghost that came up the stairs. without wings. formulae of pathos. with the outside serving as soul. interpreted the oracle too interminably. an i with an insatiable appetite for the non-i. what hides. in time. that the space cannot show. these weird flashbacks. not even the circle