is the author of three books of poetry and the novels Radio Selfoss (2003), The Murakami Girlfriend (2006), and The Last Days of My Mother (2009), also out in Danish. A translator of classical poetry, he has also received distinguished nominations for his translation of Rimbaud’s A Season In Hell. In 2001, he edited an anthology of poetry by Iceland’s youngest poet generation of poets. His Diabolical Comedy, a modern take on The Divine Comedy, has been translated into Finnish, Swedish and Danish. His participation is provided courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik.
Sölvi Björn SIGURÐSSON
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.