Poetry: Poets on Stage, Poetry to Performance at Folkteatern


A poetry event brought Marit Kapla, Nino Mick, Kristine Victoria Madsen to the stage at Folkteatern and other emerging poets who set their literal poetic expressions to stage to a room full of audience. Gothenburg Poetry Slam organised the event at Folkteatern with an open stage for emerging poets and those poets who wanted to write poetry to stage (Gothenburg has a rich talent of poets and poetry). Olle Sundström, Charles Ludvig, Tilde Vallbo and others enthralled the audience with their poems and with their poetic performance on stage.


The February edition of Gothenburg Poetry Slam brought a Swedish champion (Nino Mick), a Danish champion (Kristine Victoria Madsen) and an August prize winner for a book from Sweden (Marit Kapla)!

The event was moderated by the stage poet and writer Olivia Bergdahl. It lasted for 2 hours beginning with poets in the audience, who expressed themselves to be on the stage, and followed by the participation from the scheduled guest performers.

Marit Kapla, the August prize winner for non-fiction book in Sweden, read from her book ‘Osebol’ written in an epical-lyrical journalistic style.

Nino Mick, winner of the 2013 Swedish championship in Poetry slam, read from his collection. He is credited for bringing religious and political aspects into poetry.

Kristine Victoria Madsen, the Danish poet-performer, enthralled the audience with her narrative and action evoking poetry to performance.

Olle Sundström was one of the performers on stage. He read a poem that was laced with social themes and contemporary realities of the country. He told www.gothenburg-400.com that he was inspired by The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige – literally Nils Holgersson’s wonderful journey across Sweden) authored by Selma Selma Lagerlöf. The book was originally published in two parts, in 1906 and in 1907.

Charles Ludvig performed his poetry on stage by conceiving music to his performance as he read his poem from one of the hall to another end of the hall and going round the hall.

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