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Mette Moestrup

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Mette Moestrup is a Danish poet, literary critic and feminist, born in 1969.

She made her poetry debut with Tattoos (1998) and has since published Golden Delicious (2002), King Size (2006); the novel-collage Demolished (2009) and Die, Lie, Die (2012). In 2014, she created the collage-book Free Weave along with Naja Marie Aidt and Line Knutzon, and from this collective poetic space sprang the Omina poetry collection, which she wrote with Naja Marie Aidt (2016). Mette Moestrup has also published children’s books, is a part of the performance duo She’s A Show, and has taught at various writing courses in Scandinavia. She has won the Montana Literature Prize, the Aarestrup Medal and the Beatrice Prize.

Her latest book To the Most Beautiful. 117 poems was published in 2019, and her award-winning poetry is translated into German, Swedish, and English (kingsize, subpress). She also works collectively and cross-aesthetic. She lives in Copenhagen.