“Danish Northwest” by Peter Graarup Westergaard was a very interesting poetry collection. The collection was described as “hygge poems from the outskirts.” Hygge being a word and lifestyle of the Danish that I have researched, learned about, and am currently trying to incorporate more and more in my own day to day, I was excited to read Westergaard’s collection.
The poetry was translated from a Danish dialect called, “thybomål.” The poetry was meant to demonstrate the “hygge” lifestyle in the northwestern region of Jutland called Thy. The poetry touches on themes of God, country life, globalism, immigration and other modern concerns. I found some of the poems to be universally important and thought-provoking. Others didn’t really “land” with me.
Overall, they were an interesting perspective from a distant land very different than my own. I enjoyed the unique voice.
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