Ouroboros

Aase Berg

The Chinese University Press

Ouroboros

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Pub Date: March 2014

ISBN: 9789629966126

108 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $5.00

Ouroboros

Aase Berg

The Chinese University Press

Drawn from International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013, Ouroboros is a chapbook of poetry by Aase Berg presented in Swedish, English, and Chinese. Ouroboros is also available, along with the chapbooks of other internationally renowned poets, in Islands or Continents (Eighteen-volume Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthology Islands or Continents: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013.

About the Author

Aase Berg was born in Sweden in 1967. She is a poet and literary critic, and has received literary awards in Sweden and also in Germany. Her work has been translated into several languages. In USA she has four books published. Her first two books, With Deer (1997) and Dark Matter (1999), are surrealistic influenced collections of dark, hallucinatory, apocalyptic, grotesque and gurlesque prose poetry. Later on she started writing dense, short poems with experimental language, and published three books called the Mother Trilogy out of the experience of being a mother—pregnancy, the fear of loss and the happiness of kids playing. Her latest book is the most political, even though all of her poetry collections in some aspects are political—through a kind of marketing vocabulary she tries to reveal the lies of the modern economy and its consequences in everyday life. In this book, she puts the words of global politics in a choir of weirdly confused, dyslectic chicken. The book also contains poems written out of an idea of "the overwhelming indifference of nature," as nature acts objectively in the opposite of a narcissistic society and religion. In all her poetry collections there is also a strong notion of nature, and she is very interested in the perception of animals beyond the human experience. At the moment she is working on a poetry collection based on her everyday life with horses. Aase Berg lives in a small farm in the woods in the north of Sweden.