Strunge was one of the early voices of a poetic movement in Denmark known as the ‘Poetry of the 80s’. Recognised as a rebellious, angry poet who identified strongly with the poor and the socially sidelined, he was convinced of the power of language to effect change, seeing the poet as both creator and messenger. Despite his suicide in the mid-80s, he is still highly regarded as a poet of the modernist era.
Intro. by John Fletcher.
Translated by Bente Elsworth.