Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen (NO)
Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen (1949) is a writer, architect, graphic artist and songwriter. Characteristic of his poetry is an unpretentious, discursive style that makes frequent use of puns and ironic allusions to other texts. The poems often contain elements of linguistic and social criticism, or deal with problems of modern relationships. Rebolledo Pedersen has performed with the Stunt Poets and the jazz group Søyr, and he has written literary cabarets, choral works and drama for stage, radio and puppet theatre. He has also written the libretto for a radio opera, Alfa Romeo, with music by Tor Halmrast, and for this he was awarded both the Prix d'Italia and the Edvard Grieg Prize in 1999. In 2004 Oktober Forlag published his Collected Poems. Rebolledo Pedersen was Norway’s Poetry Slam Champion in 2005. Rebolledo Pedersen received the prestigious Doblougprisen in 2013 and was nominated to Bjørn Vik prisen for his poetry collection Åstedblomster.