New and Selected Poems

Knud Sørensen

Translated from the Danish by Michael Favala Goldman


ISBN 978-1-952419-08-9  pbk.          162 pages           $16.00

ISBN 978-1-952419-16-4  hdc.                                       $35.00



Knud Sørensen’s poems investigate and lament the end of the Danish farmer’s way of life, brilliantly capturing its intertwined beauty and sadness.  These poems have a universality that speaks to the disappearance of the family farm, not just in Denmark but in America and across the globe. All thanks to Michael Goldman for such vivid translations that allow a new audience to see ‘Denmark like a green dream about eternity.’

     Denton Loving, author of Crimes Against Birds


Knud Sørensen’s formidable literary output bears a vulnerability, an embracing, gentle warmth, and a penetrating apprehension of emotional depth in commonplace events. May his work take flight and find readers around the globe.

     Dorthe Nors, author of Karate Chop


Knud Sørensen has acquired a unique, compassionate and deep insight into the mentality and the psychological shifts among farmers and rural people as a result of the total change in their circumstances over the past 60 - 70 years.

     Johannes H. Christensen, Jyllands-Posten


No one has, for so many years and in so varied and detailed ways, written about rural life and the radical changes it has undergone, as Knud Sørensen.

     Erik Svendsen, Jyllands-Posten