Ida Börjel

Swedish poet (b.1975). For her first book, Sond (2004), she received the prestigious award Katapultpriset.


Swedish poet Ida Börjel confronts us with our favourite and most insulting national prejudices about ourselves and our European neighbours. But does she confirm them? In a series of insidious linguistic displacements and only seemingly naive phrases, the preconceived notions start to move. Measuring the European waistlines is not a standardizing measure.

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