Pia Juul - Poesi på en torsdag


04. October 2018




Musikteatret - Prismesalen
Den Røde Plads 16
7500 Holstebro, Denmark

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Kr. 80 / 40

The Poet of Opposition - in light and distress

Pia Juul is the poet of the month at Poesi on a Thursday 4th of October in the Prismesalen, Holstebro

The poet Pia Juul has since her debut in 1985 published a large number of poetry collections, which is among the very best contemporary Danish poetry.

Pia Juul

was born in 1962 and grew up in Rørbæk in Himmerland. She graduated from Hobro Gymnasium in 1981 and studied English for a period at Aarhus University. In 1985, she had her debut in book form with the poetry collection, Alive and closed, (Tiderne skifter), which since then has grown into 10 poetry collections. Last passed by (Asger Schnack's Publishing, 2018),  carries a blend of sadness and sharp humour - a recognisable thread throughout her poetry, inspired by the highs and lows of life, and based on a glowing appetite for life.

Pia Juul has been awarded a number of prizes for her writings, including the Thøger Larsen Prize 2000, the Montanas Literature Prize 2010, The Critic Prize 2012 and Zinklar Prize in 2017.

Pia Juul is a member of the Danish Academy since 2005.

Photo: Lars Gundersen

The Programme of the Evening

Together with the poet of the month, Pia Juul, Poetry on a Thursday presents

  • The Odin Teatret House Orchestra with Jan Ferslev and Tage Larsen, contributing with Latin American music and a single Danish song;
  • Ikarus, a group of young and talented actors, singers and musicians who are in the residence at Odin Teatret, will perform;
  • Holstebro's distinguished Black Box Dance Company;
  • The Poem of the Month - selected from poems submitted by poetry-interested practitioners - is announced and read.
  • Poetry by the Persian 11th century poet Omar Khajjâm, is read by Amir Ravandi from Iran; 
  • October's "famous holstebroer" - principal of Holstebro Gymnasium and HF, Peter Damgaard Lunde - presents some of his favorite poems; 
  • Lecturer Gerd Schmidt Nielsen presents her lyrical essay on the poet of the evening; 
  • in the break the Holstebro Arnold Busck Bookstore sells all kinds of poetry.

Poem of the Month

Send the best from your desktop drawer to compete for the title of Poem of the Month. 

The chosen poem will be read aloud during the evening programme.

Your poem must reach us no later than the day before the event. Send it to:

Ulrik Skeel
Odin Teatret, Særkærparken 144, 
7500 Holstebro
marked Poem of the Month

or email to: ulrik.skeel@odinteatret.dk

Ticket price: 80 kr. 
Students & Pensioners: 40 kr. 

A glass of wine is included in the ticket price.

Omar Khajjâm

Poetry on a Thursday is a regular evening event in Holstebro which gives people the opportunity of meeting contemporary Danish poets. These evenings, at which the invited poet reads his or her own poems, happen three times in the spring - February, March and April - and three times in the autumn - September, October and November - on the first Thursday of the month in question.

This event involves other activities such as musical interludes by Odin Teatret's House Orchestra as well as other musicians and orchestras, the reading of the winning poem from the Poem of the Month competition, readings from The Rubâijât by Omar Khajjâm in Farsi and other languages, the reading of a favourite poem by a well-known Holstebro personality, an essay about the poet of the evening, the sale of books of poetry and, last but not least, the serving of the Wine of the Month to the audience.

Poetry on a Thursday usually takes place at the newly restored at Knudsen's theatre on Holstebro's central pedestrian precinct.

Organised by Odin Teatret
in collaboration with Holstebro Gymnasium and HF (High School), Holstebro Bibliotek (library), Holstebro Musikteatret, Arnold Busck bookshop, Holstebro Education Centre and Holstebro Kunstmuseum (Museum of Art). It enjoys the support of the Municipality of Holstebro and the Danish Arts Council and Literature Centre.