Dania O. TAUSEN

O. TAUSEN Dania

Poems

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Dania O. Tausen (born in 1998) is a poet and musician from a small village in the Faroe Islands. Dania is currently a student at the University of the Faroe Islands, where she studies Creative Writing. The poetry collection ‘Skál’ was her debut release, which gained a lot of attention from the Faroese readers. The prose-poetry collection was released right before Christmas 2020 and was reprinted shortly after, because of the big interest.

‘Skál’ is about two young adults, who try to figure out their way in a small community, where they grew up in a conservative environment. They deal with normal teenage struggles, but with the extra layers of confusion and frustration that arises from their foundation of Christianity. Not many Faroese books have been written about this theme, which made it an important debut release. Dania points out that this story needed to be told in the name of acceptance and authenticity. It must be tolerated to ask questions and have doubts and call out bad treatment and speak about relevant struggles which normally would go unsaid but almost everybody goes through at some point.

The process of Dania's journey in writing and releasing the collection 'Skál' was documented in a film with the same title. The film has had good reviews and won the Audience Award at The Copenhagen Filmfestival, CPH:DOX 2021 and the an Award in the category New Nordic Voice at Nordic Panorama.

  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • LOFT 58
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Commission européenne
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Swedish Institute
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • MuntPunt
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Embassy of Sweden