Sjögren, Lennart

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Lennart Sjögren, born in 1930 on northern Öland, where he still lives, has been active as a poet for more than sixty years and today holds a special position in Swedish literature. He made his debut in 1958 with Håll portarna öppna (Keep the Gates Open) and has published ever since, almost thirty more books of poetry, one novel (Fårmannen, 1999) and essays on art, most recently the book of poems I grenverket (In the branches) in 2019.

Over the years, he has received many awards, including the Swedish Radio Poetry Prize, Fröding's Grand Prize, the De Nios Prize, the Karlfeldt Prize and the Aspenström Prize.

Lennart Sjögren is also active as a painter.