Peter Laugesen - Poesi på en torsdag


05. November 2020




Nørregade 40
7500 Holstebro, Denmark

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Kr. 80 / 40

This month's poet is Peter Laugesen

Peter Laugesen was born in 1942 in Copenhagen and became a student at Aarhus Cathedral School in 1961. After graduating, he spent a few years traveling around Europe and was for a period a member of the international artist group, Situationistisk Internationale, where also the painter Asger Jorn spent his time. Meanwhile, he continued to write and made his debut with the collection of poems Landskab, Borgen, in 1967. Since then, he has with impressive diligence developed an authorship that is partly overwhelming in scope - almost 60 collections of poems have been created in addition to translations, dramatic works, art criticism and other writings - and partly characterized by a constant development. The starting point for authorship is freedom and boundlessness. Everything can be poetry, everything can be written. A program that, of course, requires the utmost self-discipline. The poetic writing can flow both high and low and through all genres.

Peter Laugesen's latest publication is the collection of poems Vadehave. Gyldendal 2020, which has received great praise. He is a member and has been a member of the Danish Academy since 1997 and has received awards from Morten Nielsen's Memorial Scholarship, Emil Aarestrup Medal, the Danish Academy's Grand Prize and the Critics' Prize.


40 DKK for students and pensioners

Tickets are sold on the door and online HERE

A glass of wine is included in the ticket price.

Poetry on a Thursday is a regular evening event in Holstebro which gives people the opportunity to meet 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 also involves other activities such as musical interludes as well as a reading of the winning poet from the Poem of the Month competition, readings from The Rubâijât by Omar Khajjâm in Farsi and other languages, the reading of a favorite 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.


Poem of the Month

Participate in the contest for the Poem of the Month and send us your best work. The selected poem will be read during the event.

Send it day before the event to:

Ulrik Skeel
Odin Teatret, Særkærparken 144, 7500 Holstebro

or to

and mark it as the "poem of the month". 


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

Poetry on a Thursday is organised by Odin Teatret in collaboration with Holstebro Gymnasium and HF (Higher Education), Holstebro Bibliotek (library), Holstebro MusikteatretHolstebro Education Centre and Holstebro Kunstmuseum (Museum of Art), Skive Boglade (Bookshop). With the support of the Municipality of Holstebro.