Lynne Hjelmgaard

Lynne Hjelmgaard was born in New York City and lives in London. She taught Creative Art for children in various schools and institutions before she started writing poetry. She left the States in 1990 for the second time and has been living permanently in the UK since 2011. As a result of crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat with her husband she wrote the poems that were collected in Manhattan Sonnets (Redbeck Press, 2003) and was later released in CD format. After her husband died in 2006, she received a residency grant for the Danish Academy in Rome where she wrote poems that later appeared in her second collection The Ring (Shearsman Books, 2011). Her third poetry collection, A Boat Called Annalise, was published by Seren in 2016 and accounts for the journey Lynne took with her husband by boat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and Europe.  Her new collection A Second Whisper is available now. 

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Author Events

Thursday 2nd April, 19:30
Cardiff

Celebrate new poetry and fiction at April's First Thursday at Chapter Arts centre, Cardiff. This month's event features Lynne Hjelmgaard reading from her latest poetry collection A Second Whisper (Seren 2019) and Mary J. Oliver who will read from her debut collection, Jim Neat: The Case of a Young Man Down on His Luck (Seren 2019).  Doors open 7:30pm.  Followed by our usual open mic. Entry is £3 on the door. 

Thursday 19th March, 19:00
London

Seren poets, Lynne Hjelmgaard and  Andre Mangeot will be reading from their new collections. Lynne;s poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a thoughtful and sensitive collection that reflects the changing identities of a woman: in motherhood, in widowhood, in friendship and grief. André  has published two poetry collections,  two books of short stories and written three...

Sunday 8th March, 14:15

In the final Border Crossings session of this festival, we feature two poets -  Lynne Hjelmgaard and Maja Lee Langvad -  who use poetry to explore themes of identity through an international lens. Lynne Hjelmgaard's poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a thoughtful and sensitive collection that reflects the changing identities of a woman: in motherhood, in widowhood, in...

Tuesday 3rd March, 19:30
London

Come and hear four excellent poets -  Lynne Hjelmgaard, Chris Beckett, Jane Kirwan and Anne Stewart - read from their new collections. Local musician, Steve Halliwell, who has worked extensively with Roger McGough and Carol Ann Duffy, will provide music with a poetic lilt. There will also be six floor poets. Lynne Hjelmgaard's poetry is especially lyrical and structural, capturing her experiences of loss, love and the discovering of a new sense of place. She has published two collections with Seren, A Boat Called Annalise  in 2016 and last year, her latest collection, A Second Whisper, a...