Katarina Frostenson (1953-) lives in Stockholm. Her poetic work extends over ten or so volumes. Her monodramas have been produced on the stage and broadcast as radio plays in many countries. She has written the libretto of an opera (The City) by the Swedish composer Sven-David Sandstrom. A number of prizes have come her way, including the Swedish Academy's Bellman Prize and she has been twice nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize. Her poetic world reveals itself through a mosaic of poetic shards. Poems are crafted with words she has permitted into her poetic treasure trove. They become pieces in an ever-shifting puzzle as new poems are constantly created, the process continuing on through a succession of poetry collections. She is a member of the Swedish Academy.