Lennart Sjögren

Lennart Sjögren poet, Sweden

Lennart Sjögren, born in 1930, he´s both a poet and a painter. One of Sweden’s foremost poets and he has a faithful community of readers. He grew up on Öland and lives on a farm who´s been in the family for generations. His poetry often takes a starting point in nature, nature as the inevitable foundation of what mankind does. Animals are often part, as is the landscape of Öland and there´s a strong and dark awareness of ecology in his poems.

In 2017 he was awarded the Bellman-price by the Swedish academy, a price, given to “a really formidable Swedish poet.”

Photo: Mattias Johansson