Jens Fink-Jensen English  

Jens Fink-Jensen is a Danish poet, author, photographer, composer, architect.
Born 19 December 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jens Fink-Jensen made his debut as a writer of fiction on June 4th 1975 when his short story Juni 1995 (June 1995) was published in the daily newspaper "Information", and as a poet in May 1976 when four of his poems were published in the literary magazine "Hvedekorn" no. 76/1.

His first book, a collection of poetry entitled Verden i et øje (The World in an Eye), was published on October 19th 1981 and his first prose, a collection of shorts stories entitled Bæsterne (The Beasts), on June 5th 1986. On March 18th 1994, he published the children’s book Jonas og konkylien (Jonas and the Conch Shell). In 2008 his travel book The West Coast of Europe - a photographic journey from Skagen to Gibraltar was published.

Jens Fink-Jensen took his school-leaving examination in modern languages from Herlufsholm boarding school in 1976 and subsequently did his national service and trained as an NCO in the Royal Life Guard. He became an architect (MAA, cand.arch.) from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen in 1986 and a multimedia designer from the same Academy in 1997.

As a member of the original circle of 1980s poets in the group around "Hvedekorn"’s editor Poul Borum, Jens Fink-Jensen, in cooperation with his colleague Michael Strunge (1958-1986), among others, arranged the generational manifestation “NÅ!!80” in Copenhagen in 1980.

In 1999, his collection of poems Nær afstanden (Near the Distance) was published in Arabic, translated by Jamal Juma (Alwah publishers, Madrid). A few of the poems had previously been published in the daily “Al-Quds Al-Arabi” (London, 1996) and the periodical “Nizwa” (Sultanate of Oman, 1999).

Jens Fink-Jensen performs at various venues such as music and literature festivals, high schools and libraries with his multimedia performance which combines poetry readings with music (synthesizer og saxophone) and slide show.


* Verden i et øje (The World in An Eye), poetry, 1981
* Sorgrejser (Travels in Sorrow)
, poetry, 1982
* Dans under galgen (Dancing Under the Gallows)
, poetry, 1983
* Bæsterne (The Beasts)
, short stories, 1986
* Nær afstanden (Near The Distance), poetry, 1988 (published in arabic in 1999)
* Jonas og konkylien (Jonas and the Conch Shell), children's book, 1994 (Illustrated by Mads Stage)
* Forvandlingshavet (The Sea of Change), poetry, 1995
* Jonas og himmelteltet (Jonas and the Sky Tent), children's book, 1998 (Illustrated by Mads Stage)
* Alt er en åbning (Everything is an Opening), poetry, 2002
* Syd for mit hjerte. 100 udvalgte kærlighedsdigte (South of my Heart. 100 selected love poems), poetry, 2005
The West Coast of Europe - a photographic journey from Skagen to Gibraltar, photo travel book, 2008
* Jonas og engletræet (Jonas and the Angel Tree), children's book, 2010
(Illustrated by Mads Stage)

Danish Arts Foundation, 1982
The Ministry of Culture's Commission for the Illustrated Danish Book, 1992
The Danish Literature Council, 1997 and 1998
The Danish Arts Council 2007, 2008 and 2009

Some poems by Jens Fink-Jensen are translated into English. His children's books are translated into, but not yet published, in English.

Photography and exhibitions
Jens Fink-Jensen has made photo exhibitions in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and France:
Images of Beijing, with portraits of people and places in the Chinese capital, distributed by Amnesty International.
Ships of the South, showing mostly small fishing-boats and related people and sorroundings by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Coast of Europe and Morrocco.

Skagen-Gibraltar - The Westcoast of Europe. See

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