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About Peter Curman


Portrait of Peter Curman

Peter Curman (born 1941) is a Swedish poet. His first selection of poetry appeared in 1965 and since then he has published twelve books of poetry, debate books, anthologiues and one love novel (Metdown, 1998). Together with Ingemar Lindahl he also translated John Lennon´s "In his own write" (1965).

Curman was for many years the President of the Swedish Writers Union (1987-95) and was lately the Chairman of the Swedish Joint Committee for Literary and Artistic Professionals, KLYS, an umbrella organization for 18 creative unions represeting the cultural scene of Sweden.

He has also been one of the driving forces behind the literary cruises in the Baltic Sea 1992 and in the Black Sea and the Aegean in 1994 that resulted in two dynamic Writers´and Translators´Centres under the auspieces of UNESCO on the Swedish island of Gotland and the Greek island of Rhodes.

Peter Curman is since 2003 a member of the board in The Swedish Committee for Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.

Peter Curman is also the initiator of the Swedish digital printing house PODIUM – an initiative aimed to introduce new technology – print-on-demand – to distribute new literature in limited editions as well as worldwide (www.podium.nu).

e-mail: pcurman@comhem.se


Kort om Peter Curman på svenska

Peter Curman, f. 1941.

Poet och journalist (Expressen, SR, SVT)

Debut: "OBS!Viktigt", dikter 1965 (W&W) m.fl. diktsamlingar.

1966
John Lennon: På eget sätt (övers. tillsammans med Ingemar Lindahl), W&W.

1967
Tillsammans med Siv Arb och Gösta Friberg initiativtagare till Författarcentrum.

1981-83
Kulturchef Stockholmstidningen.

1983-86
Kulturchef Aftonbladet.

1987-95
Ordförande Sveriges författarförbund.

1992
Tillsammans med Ewa A. Kumlin: Författarkryssning i Östersjön.
Resultat: Östersjöns internationella författarcentrum på Gotland (1993).

1994
Tillsammans med Ewa A. Kumlin: Författarkryssning i Svarta havet och Aegeiska havet.
Resultat: De tre havens centrum på Rhodos (1996).

1996-2006
Ordförande KLYS - Konstnärliga och litterära yrkesutövares samarbetsnämnd.

2007
Ordförande TSWTC (Three Seas Writers and Translators Council, Rhodes).


   
 
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