Nils Christian Moe-Repstad (NO)
Nils Chr. Moe-Repstad (Kristiansand, 1972) intended to become a mountaineer, but life had other plans. Constantly seeking out limits, he found them when he was paralyzed in a diving accident at the age of 19. Afterward, he spent a lot of time in libraries, began to read poetry and later to write it. Moe-Repstad continues to seek out limits but now in literature. His debut came in 1996 with Nå (Now), which was well-received; after this poetry collection came seven more. Moe-Repstad has collaborated several times with artists and musicians in his capacity as a poet. One of his most recent collections, the two-part Teori om det eneste (Theory of the singular), was recorded as a CD, on which Moe-Repstad reads his poems backed by the musicians Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. In the recording, Moe-Repstad’s delivery sounds thoughtful; you can almost hear how meticulously he writes his texts. The CD is accompanied by a full-length English translation (by Ren Powell) of the collection.