Jan Erik Vold, Norwegian writer, born in Oslo 1939, has been living in Stockholm since 1977. Poet, essayist, editor, anthologist, translator, poetry and jazz recording artist. His first book was published in 1965. Since, he has published 20 volumes of poetry; 13 collections of essays, has been the editor of three literary magazines in Norway and three anthologies of modern Norwegian poetry. He has translated works from William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Frank O’Hara, Robert Creeley, Richard Brautigan, Bob Dylan, Samuel Beckett, Peter Bichsel, Tomas Tranströmer; also, he has recorded 11 albums of poetry & jazz. Vold’s poetry has been published in Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian and Hungarian.