Caroline Bergvall, Germany

(c) Therry Bal

Caroline Bergvall, born 1962 in Hamburg, is one of the most highly-regarded contemporary poets writing conceptually. In her multilingual works, often created in collaboration with other artists, she blurs the boundaries between poetry, installation, performance and translation. In books like Drift or Meddle English Bergvall explores the fault lines between different languages and the breaks in the stages of development within a single language. Bergvall has been Director of Performance Writing at the Darlington College of Arts and has taught at the University of Cardiff and at Bard College. Her works have been shown at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, the Serpentine Galleries and Tate Modern. The French-Norwegian poet has lived in England since 1989.

Publications (Selection):
Alisoun Sings. Nightboat Books, 2019
Drift. Nightboat Books, 2014
Meddle English. Nightboat Books, 2011
Middling English. John Hansard Gallery, 2010
Fig: Goan Atom 2. Salt, 2005

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