She is a poet and activist, and for her poetics and politics must be considered together (by looking holistically at issues artists could bring new perspectives). I read several of her poems and I'l bring some here. I'm trying to discover in their delicate constructions that link to politics she's talking about. It's not easy, as her political philosophy is blatantly unconventional: she founded the Icelandic Pirate Party (that just made important gains in today's elections there). To understand a little bit her ways, maybe it's good to show here a video with her presentation at TEDx Talks. It's just an entry point, and it's much more to grasp, not only the poetician, as she defines herself. It's a universe where Internet freedom is the tool to build direct democracy I think I'll put here some of her poems, also some columns, from The Guardian.
(German and Nordic Literature)
Labels: Birgitta Jónsdóttir