Broken People by Katrine Solvaag


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Broken People is a tale of breaking and healing. In her debut collection Katrine Lynn Solvaag merges elements of page and performance poetry to explore how words can convey experiences, inspired by the rush of modern day life.

The collection stands as a fractured mirror reflecting how the good and bad in life often comes hand-in-hand. Within are poems voicing her struggle with depression, attempts to keep in touch with her Norwegian roots, the loss of her grandfather to cancer, adventures with new friends, and the ecstasy of falling in love closely followed by the hurt it causes when it all goes wrong.

Katrine Lynn Solvaag is a Norwegian performance poet based in Canterbury where she is currently completing her MA in Creative Writing. She has performed at an array of festivals, including Brighton Fringe and Wise Words, and is currently the founder and editor-in-chief of Dissonance Magazine. During her bachelor’s degree, Katrine undertook a high volume of volunteer work as society president and festival organiser. In 2017 the university rewarded her dedication with the Kent Student Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture.