Lars Skinnebach, who gained recognition in the 2000s for his linguistically innovative and politically challenging poetry, is often referred to as the father of the ecocritical movement in Danish literature. In his latest collection of poetry, the climate crisis and humanity’s relationship with nature are urgently present.
Skinnebach is a graduate of The Danish Academy of Creative Writing and made his debut in 2000 with the poetry collection ” Det mindste paradis ” Since then, he has published several collections that have been well-received by critics, including ” I morgen findes systemerne igen ” (2004), ” Din misbruger ” (2006), and ” Enhver betydning er også en mislyd ” (2009). With these three releases, he established himself as one of the most prominent and respected poets of his generation, known for his often vehemently expressive, boundary-pushing, and politically engaged texts. In 2011, he published ” Øvelser og rituelle tekster”, a handmade text collection inspired by shamanism.
On the back cover of the book, he proclaimed that art that does not engage with the climate crisis is not worth engaging with.