CV (English)

Contact information

 Ordfører Scheies gt. 24, 4083 Hundvåg, Norway

Tel. + 47 51 549693. Mob.phone: + 47 48009884

e-mail: torild.wardenaer@lyse.net

web site: www.torildwardenaer.no

 

Profession and education

Guest teacher in Creative Writing Programmes at Norwegian Universities, Bergen, Bø, Tromsø, 1999-2013.

A Master Degree in Contemporary Literature. “Of necessity I write” A reading of Klaus Høeck’s In Nomine. University of Bergen, Norway 2004.

Full time writer since 1997.

Teaching in Norwegian Elementary School, Norway, 1982-1997.

Writers Academy: Skrivekunstakademiet i Hordaland, Bergen, Norway 1993-1994.

University courses in German, Communication and Art History. Universities of Stavanger, Bergen and Oslo, Norway, 1986-1989.

Bachelor of Education. Stavanger College of Education, Norway 1979-1982.

 

Membership

Membership in the Norwegian Authors Union (Den Norske Forfatterforening).

Membership in Norwegian Writers Centre (Norsk Forfattersentrum).

 

Prizes, stipends, nominations, artist in residence

Senior grant from The Norwegian Authors Union. 2008 – 2017.

Grant from The Bavarian State Ministry of Education,Science and the Arts for an eleven month residency at Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia Bamberg, Germany. 2015-2016.

The Dobloug Prize 2014 from The Swedish Academy.

Artist in Residence/Fellowship Award at Djerassi, California, USA 2009.

Writers in Residence/Fellowship Award at Villa Hellebosch, International House of Literature, Brussels, Belgium, March 2009.

Nomination to ”Brage prisen” The Brage Prize, The Norwegian Literary Award, for the poetry collection psi. Oslo, Norway 2008.

Artist stipend from Norwegian Artist Council, Travel- or Study stipend. 2007.

Artist stipend from Sparebanken Vest.  2007

1- year grant from The Norwegian Authors Union. 2006-2007.

 3- year grant from Norwegian Artist Council. 2003-2006.

 1- year grant from  The Norwegian Authors Union. 2002-2003.

 3-year grant from The Norwegian Authors Union. 1999-2002.

 Grants from The Norwegian Authors Union. 1995-1999.

 Received the Prize “The Council of Stavanger Cultural Price of 1999.” Stavanger, Norway 1999.

 Stipend: “H. A. Benneches Stipendium for skjønlitterært Forfatterskab” from Norsk Videnskapsakademi. (Norwegian Science Academy) 1999.

Writer in Residence/Fellowship Award. International Writer’s Retreat. Hawthornden Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. April-May 1999.

Norwegian Literary Prize: Halldis Moren Vesaas Prisen, 1998.

Artist in Residence/Fellowship Award at the foundation of Paul and Beatrice Beckett: “Fundacion Valparaiso” Mojacar, Almeria, Spain. 1997.

 “Mats Wiel Nygaards Award”. Oslo, Norway 1997.

 “Herman Wildenvey Poetry Prize”. Oslo, Norway 1997.

Nomination to “Brage prisen” Brage Prize, The Norwegian Literary Award for the poetry collection null komma to lux. Oslo, Norway 1995.

Debut prize from H. Aschehoug & Co. Oslo, Norway 1994.


Books of poetry

Forløp (Unfolding)  (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 2016. In English translation by John Irons, 2017.

Passord: Kairos (Password: Chairos) (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 2013. In English translation by John Irons, 2014

Mens Higgsbosonet gnager (While the Higgs Boson gnaws) (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 2011. In English translation by John Irons,2011.

Psi (psi). (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 2007. In English translation by John Irons, 2007.

Paradiseffekten (The Paradise Effect).(H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 2004.  In English translation by John Irons, 2004.

 Titanporten (The Titan Gate). (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway, 2001. In English translation by John Irons, 2001.

Døgndrift (The Drift of Days and Nights).  (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 1998. In English translation by John Irons, 1999.

Houdini til minne (In Memory of Houdini). (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 1997.

null komma to lux (zero point two lux). (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 1995.

I pionertiden (In the Pioneer Time). (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 1994.

 

Plays

Drømme-Kasper (Kasper,the Dreamer). Theater Ibsen. Instructor: Yngve Sundvor. Skien, Norway, September 1999.

IKEA. Rogaland Theater. Instructor: Bjørn Ravn Carlsen. Stavanger, Norway, October 1999.

 Sebramannen (The Zebra-Man). Norsk Dramatikkfestival. ”Norwegian Drama Festival” Instructor: Runar Hodne. Oslo, Norway, June 1998.

 Ikke et hvilket som helst intermesso (Not an ordinary Intermezzo). Rogaland Theater. Instructor: Torill Lund. Stavanger, Norway, May 1998.

 

Poems, essays, short stories and biographies in anthologies and works

Poems in: Beaufils, Thomas and Mohnike, Thomas (Eds.): Deshima. Revue D’Histoire Globale des Pays du Nord. Regards sur l’histoire africaine des pays nord-européens. No.5-2011. Departements d’etudes néerlandaises et scandinaves Université de Strasbourg. Strasbourg 2011.

Poems in: Soulier, Anne-Marie (Ed.): Trois poètes norvégiens,Øyvind Rimbereid, Hanne Bramness,Torild Wardenær. Edition du Murmure, Paris 2011.

Essay in: Eriksen, Roy and Holljen Thon, Jan (eds.) Hvem eier byen? Plan tekst og historie. ( Who owns the city? Plan Text and History). Torild Wardenær: “Biofil. Arven fra savannene” (“Biophilia. The Heritage from the Savannahs”) (Novus) Oslo, Norway 2011.

Poems in: Brahmachari, Nirmal (ed.): Poets & Poems of Norway 1800-2010. A Collection of Norwegian Poems in Bengali. (International Publisher). Oslo, 2010.

Poems in: Van Reybrouck, David and Peter Vermeersch (ed.) European Constitution of Verse, p. 84-85. Translated to Dutch by Eva Gerlach, (Passa Porta - International House of Literature Brussels), Brussels, Belgium 2009.

Essay in: Sæterbakken, Stig and Janike Kampevold Larsen (ed.): Norsk Litterær Kanon (Norwegian Literary Canon). Torild Wardenær: ”About Rolf Jacobsen’s: Secret Life”. p. 254-268. (Cappelen Damm).  Oslo, Norway 2008.

Poems and biography in: Ofte,Vigdis and Sivertsen,Steinar (ed): Voices from the North (New Writing from Norway). (Maia Press). London, England 2008.

Essay in: Helle,Knut and Ottar Grepstad, Arnvid Lillehammer, Anna Elisa Tryti (ed.): Vestlandets Historie, bind 1 (The History of Western Norway, vol I). p..340. Torild Wardenær: “Tungt å fara frå Valevatn” (“Hard to leave Valevatn”). (Vigmostad Bjørke). Bergen, Norway 2006.

Poems and biography in: Havnevik, Ivar (ed): Den store norske diktboken (The big Norwegian Book of Poetry). (Pax) Oslo, Norway 2005.

 Poems and biography in: Janss,Christian and Christian Refsum: Lyrikkens liv. Innføring i diktlesing (The Life of Poetry. An Introduction to Poetry Reading). (Universitetsforlaget) Oslo, Norway 2003.

Included biography in The International Who’s Who in Poetry and Poets’ Encyclopaedia. 9th & 10th editions. (Europa Publications/Routledge). Cambridge, England 1999 and 2003.

Poems and Biography in: Hovlid Wærp, Henning (ed.): Prosadiktet i Norge 1890-2000 (The Prose Poem in Norway 1890-2000). (Aschehoug). Oslo, Norway 2002.

Poems in: Bildøen, Brit and Christian Refsum,Borkenhagen (ed.): Poesi nå. Årets beste 2001 (Poetry Now. The best of the Year 2001.) (Den Norske Lyrikklubben). Oslo, Norway 2002.

Poems in: Andersen, Anders M. (ed.): Stavanger Forteller (Stavanger Tales). (Gyldendal). Oslo, Norway 2002.

 Essay in: Bull-Gundersen,Mia (ed.): En naken mann (A naked man). Torild Wardenær: “Velde (H. Aschehoug & Co.). Oslo, Norway 2002.

 Included biography in: Andersen, Per Thomas (ed.): Norsk Litteraturhistorie (Norwegian Literary History). (Universitetsforlaget) Oslo, Norway 2001.

 Poems in: Aagenæs, Per and Johann Grip (ed.): Moderne kjærlighetsdikt (Modern Love Poems). (Den Norske Lyrikklubben/ Oktober). Oslo, Norway 2001.

Poems in: Grønn, Hans Christian og Aasne Linnestå (ed.): Beruselse (Intoxication). (H. Aschehoug & Co). Oslo, Norway 2001.

Poems in:  Munib, Delalic (ed.): Sorg som blomstrer mørkt. Zal sto mrko cvjeta. Norske dikt om krigen i Bosnia. Antologija norveske poezije o ratu u BiH. (Sorrow blooms darkly. Poems on the Bosnian War). (Sypress). Oslo, Norway 1999.

Poems in: Sivertsen,Steinar and SylvelinVatle,Finn Øglænd (ed).: Stemmer fra Rogaland (Voices from Rogaland). (Det Norske Samlaget). Oslo, Norway 1999.

 Included biography in: Rottem, Øystein and  Edv. Beyer (ed.): Norges Litteraturhistorie, vol. 8 (Norwegian Literary History. Vol. 8). (Cappelen). Oslo, Norway 1995-98.

Poems in:  Engelstad/Engelstad/Waagaard: Bruer (Textbook for College). (H. Aschehoug & Co.). Oslo, Norway 1998.

Poems in: Berg, Øyvind (ed.): Tyven fra Brügge. Norsk nittitallslyrikk ( Norwegian Poetry from the Nineties). (Kolon). Oslo, Norway 1998.

Poems in: Christophersen/Hageberg/Løvold/Åse (ed.): Mellom linjene ( Between the Lines). (H. Aschehoug & Co). Oslo, Norway 1996.

Poems in: Enger, Rolf og Finn Øglænd: Skrivekunst. En antologi (The Art of Writing. An Anthology). (Eide). Bergen, Norway 1995.

 

Poems and essays in literary magazines and on web sites

Poems in Terre à ciel, poésie d’aujourd’hui. Introduction par Anne-Marie Soulier. France 2016. 

Poems in Terres de femmes, la revue de poésie & de critique, France 2015

Poems in Revue Alsacienne de Littérature/Elsässische Literaturzeitschrift. No 95/2006 and No 125/2016. Strasbourg, France 2006/2016.

Poems in Recours au Poème. Poésies & Mondes poétiques. Choix de Poèmes de Torild Wardenær. Contribution d’ Anne-Marie Soulier. France 2013. 

Poems in Nuori Voima No.2-3/2013. Helsinki, Finland 2013

Poems in English, German and French translations at www.lyrikline.org (translators: John Irons, Anne-Marie Soulier and Nora Gomringer) Berlin, Germany, 2007-2009.

Poems in Sampark. Journal of Global understanding. No 11, Vol. VII. “Norway. Literature in a Globalising World”. Ed. Roy Chowdury, Sunandan. New Dehli, India 2008.

Poems in  Autre Sud. No 39, Decembre 2007. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France 2007.

 Poems in Provincetown Arts 2006/2007. Provincetown Arts Press, Massachusetts, USA 2006.

 Poems in Vagant. no.4/99, no. 1-2/03, no 1/06 (H.Aschehoug & Co). Oslo, Norway 1999-2006.

Nouvelle Revue Francaise. Juin 2005. No.574. Gallimard, Antoine (ed.) Paris, France 2005

 Poems in Signaler-91, Signaler- 93 Signaler-98, Signaler -05 (Cappelen). Oslo, Norway 1991-2005.

Poems in Edda. Scandinavian Journal of Literary Research. “Body, Gender, Aesthetics”. No.4, 2004. (University Press). Oslo, Norway 2004.

 Poems in Pinyon.no.13. National journal of poetry, prose and art. Mesa State College, Colorado, USA 2004.

Essay in the Literary Net Magazine Nypoesi (New Poetry). “Utopia and Topography”.  www.nypoesi.net  Norway, October 2003.

Poems and biography: Døgndrift (1997) (The Drift of Days and Nights) printed in full length English translation in the American Literary Magazine Artful Dodge, 38/39.  Ohio, USA 2001.

 Essay in  Localmotives. Net magazine for Contemporary Art and Culture. www.localmotives.com Norway, April 2000.

Poems in: 90-tal, Journal of Literature & Fine Art. Grive, Madeleine (ed.):. Swedish and English translation. Stockholm, Sweden 1999.

Essay in Signaler-98:. “Techne and inspiration” (Cappelen). Oslo, Norway 1998.

Poems in Vinduet no.1/91, no.2/95, no 3/97 and no. 3/98 (Gyldendal). Oslo, Norway 1991-1998.

Essay in Vagant. No.4/96 (H. Aschehoug & Co.) Oslo, Norway 1996.

Poems in Lyrikkmagasinet no.6/95. (Den norske Bokklubben). Oslo, Norway 1995.

 

Translations to Norwegian 

Røsnes, Randi Marie (ed): Til min elskede. Kjærlighetsdikt fra hele verden (To my beloved. Love poems from all over the world). Torild Wardenær: Two translations  to Norwegian of Alice Meynell and Edward Muir.  (Damm). Oslo, Norway 2005.

Tate, James: Gnomens liksvøp (Shroud of the Gnome). Torild Wardenær: Translation from eight of Tate’s books, a selection. (H. Aschehoug & Co.). Oslo, Norway 2000.

 Klinge, Bente (ed.): Katte-strofer(Cat songs  ). Torild Wardenær: Translations of Robert Graves, Marianne Moore, W. Butler Yeats, Louis MacNeice, a selection (H. Aschehoug & Co). Oslo, Norway 1997.

 

Public Readings

Schamrock. Festival der Dichterinnen. 6-9 November, 2017. Bamberg, Germany. 

The Power of Motifs/MMMMM… alone (of all her sex). University of Oslo, 7-9. September, 2017. Oslo 

«Diktafon". Poems and interviews in two radio programs, conducted by Annelita Meinich, NRK P2 (Norwegian Broadcasting), Oktober 2016. Oslo,Norway

 “Kapittel. Stavanger International Festival of Literature and freedom of Speech.” Stavanger, Norway 1995-2016.

Literaturwerkstatt Berlin/Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, World Poetry Day 2016 at Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany, March 2016.

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nordische Philologie, Erlangen, Germany, November 2015

Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany, May 2015

Oslo International Poetry Festival 2014. 

The Norwegian International Literary Festival, Lillehammer, Norway, May 2014

Haugesund Poetry and Music Festival, Haugesund, Norway, May 2014

Nisan International Poetry Festival, Maghar, Israel, April-May 2014

Nordic Contemporary Poetry Festival, March 2014,Hamar, Norway.

Poetry festival: La Voix des Mots:“Salut Poètes 2011!”4 poètes nordiques à Dijon. 24-27.mars 2011, Dijon, France.

Salle Munsterhof, Strasbourg: Torild Wardenær poet, Anne-Marie Soulier translation, Anne-Catherine Kaiser piano. Arr.: Cercle Nordique, Institute for Skandinavian Studies, University of Strasbourg, March 2011, Strasbourg, France.

“The Wardenær lecture” Norwegian Writers Centre, Sølvberget, Stavanger,Norway, November 2010.

“Passa Porta Festival” 2009 and ”European Constitution in Verse” Brussels, Belgium, March 2009.

“Poesi-tid”, NRK P2 Several Radio shows. (Norwegian Broadcasting) Oslo, Norway 1994-2008.

 “Edinburgh International Book Festival” Edinburgh, Scotland 2008.

ICORN (The International Cities of Refuge Network) International General Assembly, Stavanger, Norway, May 2008.

 “Literaturwerkstatt Berlin”. Berlin, Germany, Oct.2007.

 “Forms in Time”. The Second Kristiansand Poetry Triennial,2006. Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway, June 2006.

”Maison de Norvège.” The Norwegian Embassy in Paris”. Paris, France, Dec. 2005.

 “Divandialoger”. Reading and talk with ph.d Ingrid Nielsen from the University of Bergen., at Cafe Opera, Bergen, Norway, Nov. 2005.

 “Måren-biennale”, at Måren, Norway, Aug. 2005.

 ”Natthoder”. Art Exhibition by Tonje Strøm, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland. Jan. 2005.

”Tilstander”. Art Exhibition by Marit Aanestad, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway, March 2005.

 “The Gendered Body. Aesthetics and Experience”. Agder University College. Kristiansand, Norway. June 2004.

 “Forms in Time: Constants in Poetry since the Renaissance”. 1st.International Poetry triennial in Kristiansand, Norway, Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway. Sept. 2003.

Board member of “PAN-poesiselskapet av 1991”, (PAN- Poetry Society of 1991) a corporation for poetry and literature. Stavanger, Norway 1996-2003.

 “ X Encuentro Internacional de Mujeres Poetas”. International Women Poetry Festival. Readings and tour: Mexico City/Huajuapan de Leon/ Oaxaca. Mexico, Nov. 2002.

 “The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society, Poetry Festival”. Monasterevin, Ireland, July 2002.

 “Lyngør Poetry Festival”. Lyngør, Norway, May 2002.

  “Nässjö Poetry Festival”. Nässjö, Sweden, Aug. 2001.

 “nordic Poetry Festival”. Tallinn, Estonia, April 2001.

Performed several critical literary reviews in the Norwegian newspapers: “Klassekampen”, Oslo “Stavanger Aftenblad”, Stavanger, and served as a manuscript consultant for Stenersens Publishing House, Oslo and Stavanger, Norway 1998-1999.

Served on a jury of three to appoint, in a competition, the best translation of a Shakespeare sonnet into Norwegian by “Det Norske Shakespeareselskapet” (The Norwegian Shakespeare Society). Oslo, Norway 1998.

 “Dei nynorske festspela 1997” (“The New Norwegian Festival Play 1997”). An annual arts and literature festival at Volda, Norway 1997.

Invitations  to read at, others than those already mentioned,  numerous poetry festivals, art venues and literary events at Son, Kristiansand, Lillehammer, Stavanger, Oslo and Bergen, Norway 1994-2015.

 

Collaborations

”Naifs ask” text for the CD ”Anatomy of Sound” by Song Circus,  Norwegian chamber ensemble of professional and improvising singers. Oslo, 2015.

“Psi” premier performance of the commissioned work by composer and cellist Tanja Orning. Oslo International Poetry Festival, Oslo 2014. 

 “Avtrykk”(”Imprint”).  Poem, performance and film. http://avtrykkkdh.wordpress.com With artist Agnes Tiffon. Den kulturelle skolesekken. (Touring Norwegian Schools) 2010.

“Panda Breeding Diary”. Performance with Randy Naylor Project at Nordic Psychiatry Conference and at Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, Nov. 2008 and May 2009.

”Horisonter og Fragmenter” (”Horizons and Fragments”). Art in landscape. Stavanger 2008 European Cultural City project/permanent installations. www.horizonsandfragments.com With landart artists Barbro Raen Thomassen, Ingrid Juell-Moe and Jørn Rønnau and performance artist/singer Tori Wrånes. Bru, Rogaland, Norway 2006-2008.

  “Clubs,daggers,broadswords”. Performance with visual artist Agnes Tiffon. Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, October 2006.

“The Paradise Effect and psi”. With musician Bodhild Vossgård Mathisrud: Stavanger Cultural City 2008. Reading and performance. Rogaland Kunstforening, Stavanger, Norway, February 2004.

“The Paradise Effect”. With painter and performance artist/musician Randy Naylor. Reading and performance. Martinique Bar, Stavanger, Norway, February 2004.

“Oxygen!”. With the actress Marika Enstad and the musician Idar Hauge. Performance and reading at Rogaland Theater, Stavanger, Norway, October 2000.

 “Abordage”. With the Norwegian/French/Danish visual artists Agnes Tiffon and Susanne Christensen: Text on installations. Invitation to “Arttransmedia Europe 1999 á Jarnac” Jarnac, France, July 1999.

“Culture and Barbarism”. “Contradictions and desinformation in an overcommunicated society.” Text for a photographers exhibition. With the photographer Erik Fuglseth at House of Photography, Oslo, Norway, April-May 1999.

 “The total Orchestra”. Post Black Metal-group "Solefald" (Lars Are Nedland, synth, vocal, percussion. Cornelius Jakhelln, bassguitar, vocal). Lyrics for the CD "Neonism", (Avantgarde Music). Milano, Italy 1999.

“Cello”. With the Norwegian musician Tanja Orning. Readings with the accompaniment of cello. Stavanger, Norway 1997-1998.

“Under The Blue Carpet”. With the Norwegian visual/video artist Helene Espedal-Selvåg: Installation/sound/text on/in carpet at “Sølvberget Kulturhus”, Stavanger Cultural House. Stavanger, Norway 1997.

 

Teaching

Guest teacher at Skrivekunstakademiet i Hordaland “The Writers Academy in Hordaland”. Bergen, Norway, 1999-2010.

Guest teacher at “Forfatterstudiet” (Creative Writing studies) at the University in Tromsø. Norway, February, 2009 and 2013.

Temporary teaching position at “Skrivekunstakademiet i Hordaland” The Writers Academy in Hordaland”. Bergen, Norway 2006-2007.

Guest-teacher at “PoesiForstand” Poetry seminar for young students. Norwegian Writers Center. Bergen, Norway 2001-2003.

Guest teacher at Creative Writing Studies at the College of Telemark. Bø, Norway, Autumn 2000/Spring 2002.

 

Reviews and interviews

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