Caroline Bergvall

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Caroline Bergvall is an award-winning poet and sound artist, of French-Norwegian background based in London, UK. She works across artforms, media and languages; and outputs alternate between books, collaborative performances and language installations. Her pieces and essays have been translated into many languages. Her publications include Drift (recipient of the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry, 2017), Meddle English: New and Selected Texts (recently translated into French: L’Anglais Mêlé, 2018), a collection of early interdisciplinary pieces Fig (2005) as well as the DVD Ghost Pieces: five language-based installations (2010). She is the first recipient of the Art Literary prize Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017). Recent commissions include the multi-voice work Conference of the Birds, Dublin ILF (2019); and the broadcast soundwork Oh My Oh My for Documenta14, Kassel/Athens (2017). She was the director of Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts (1995–2000), co-Chair of the MFA in Writing, Bard College (2005–2007) and Judith E. Wilson Fellow in Poetry and Drama at the University of Cambridge (2012–2013). Currently Visiting Professor in Medieval Studies at King’s College London. Forthcoming Autumn 2019: Alisoun Sings (Nightboat), the final book in her trilogy of pieces inspired by medieval and contemporary sources.

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