Poetry on a Thursday

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. It is 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.

A glass of wine is included in the ticket price.

POETS INVITED SO FAR

2007

Lone Hørslev - Peter Laugesen - Thomas Boberg

2010

Marianne Larsen - Benny Andersen - Morten Søndergaard - Mette Moestrup - Jens Blendstrup og Lars Bukdahl - Thomas Bredsdorff

2013

Amalie Smith og Henrik Have - Cecilie Lind og Lone Hørslev - Einar Már Gudmunsson - Klaus Rifbjerg - Daniel Dalgaard og Olga Ravn - Ursula Andkjær Olsen

2016

Martin Larsen - Suzanne Brøgger - Caspar Eric - Knud Sørensen - Pia Tafdrup - Liv Lidegaard og Ninette Larsen

2019

Tine Høeg, Nanna Storr-Hansen - René Jean Jensen - Pejk Malinovski - Thomas Boberg - Ib Michael - Marianne Larsen

2008

Gordon Walmsley, Aleksandar Sajin og Shadi Angelina Bazeghi - Ursula Andkjær Olsen - Muniam Alfaker - Martin Glaz Serup - Søren Ulrik Thomsen

2011

Naja Marie Aidt - Rasmus Nikolajsen - Jørgen Sonne - Pia Juul - Olivia Nordenhof, Zoltan Ará og Daniel Dalgaard - Niels Frank

2014

Christian Dorph - Christel Wiinblad - Jörgen Lind og Nicolaj Stochholm - Hans Otto Jørgensen - Søren Ulrik Thomsen - Katrine Marie Guldager

2017

Per Aage Brandt og Henrik Francis Thomsen - Nadia Josefine El Said og Ursula - Scavenius -Christian Yde Frostholm - Shadi Bazeghi - Katarina Frostenson, Terje Dragseth og Lone Hørslev - Ida Marie Hede

2009

Janina Katz - Asger Schnack - Lars Skinnebach - Henrik Nordbrandt - Forfatterskole: Daniel Bondebjerg, Rasmus Graff, Theis Ørntoft og Sigurd Buch Christensen - Pia Tafdrup - Thomas Boberg - Henrik Francis Thomsen

2012

Janus Kodal - Jesper Sternberg og Julie Sten-Knudsen - Rasmus Halling Nielsen og Peter-Clement Woetmann - Jørgen Leth - HKH Prins Henrik - Cie Rinne og Peter Laugesen

2015

Mikkel Brixvold - Sigurd Buch Kristensen og Morten Chemnitz - Pernille Abd-El Dayem og Lea Løppenthin - 50 x Poesi (22 digtere) - Martin Glaz Serup - Signe Gjessling og Anders Abilgaard

2018

Niels Brunse  - Bjørn Rasmussen - Adonis - Sophia Handler - Daniel Dalgaard - Pia Juul - Emil Kjær Voss - Helge Kraup