was born 1957 in the city of Fredrikstad, Norway. He earned a BA from the University of Oslo, 1982 and studied the History of Antiquity at The Norwegian Institute in Rome, 1980-81. Fjellheim made his literary début with 1st Olsen´s Book in 1983 and has since published 13 books. His works are characterized by a widespread experimentation and integration of different literary forms: poetry, prose and essays – all in mixed genres. He is an outspoken participant in current literary debates,and his essays and articles are widely published. He is also a recognized literary critic, currently at Bokmagasinet in the Oslo daily Klassekampen. From early on Fjellheim embarked on a ecopoetic way of writing, e. g. in Smaragden (The Emerald) /Sequences,1989. ”
"Language=Environment=Literature” is one of his grounding perspectives. Pressing eco-social issues set him on track for the new genre ”essayistic action”, and ecological matters in different forms and levels are always central to his essays and articles-- many of them collected in Community Arts (2010). In his literary criticism he has for many years promoted a reading which takes climate crisis into account; its consequences and new premises for all modes of communication. In 2011 he established the festival Poetry at the Borders. In 2013, he directed the initiative group for The Norwegian Writer´s Climate Campaign & 110b. He then served as NWWR´s first Chairman of the Board. He is now the editor of www.forfatternesklimaaksjon.no. He is also a member of the Norwegian Writers Association, The Norwegian Non-Fiction Association and The Norwegian Critics Association. In 2001, he received a lifetime grant from The Norwegian Arts Council. Click here to an essay TO YOUNG FOLKS by Freddy Fjellheim.
The non-fictional porky poetry||||||| in excelsis
I. look! The mountain grouse from Valdres is still chernobylian flapping
II. In the flaky codfish flesh the tongue tastes unknown|||| metals
III. greedy pig farmers in Mexico promote a new flu
IV. nah, Hermes herbal drugs doesn't do it for pigs
transforming to capitalists
V. the animal feed stuffed in cows will then contaminate
humans with beastly affinities
VI. after the shiny canned food boxes of Nansen: invisible troops
of additives in dirty combinations
VII. the water we drink is cloridified / who the fuck will defecate a foul tongue?
VIII. stomachs became the lab of farmacology, sponsored by your life and mine
IX. is the western economies the Charybdis gape, swallowing and puking, puking
X . From now on death means gas emissions The costs of 1 death is 11 carbon allowances
XI. funerals become a matter of soil pollution. Price unknown.
XII. alas, the earth slides out in huge segments, water is rising, graves are turned / by a wounded nature
XIII. what unnatural nature have humans accepted? Like a monkey/ in signs /we don ́t understand?
Familiar tongues/ whispering: fight, love, die / Bleeding wounds are last to dry
Copyright (C) by Freddy Fjellheim, Translation into English (c) 2013 by Casper André Lugg.
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