Examples of the local poetry
As you pass through the villages of Egilsstaðirand Fellabær you may notice, on selected walls and windows, examples of local poetry. This custom first started in 2008 when the love poems of renowned local poet Páll Ólafsson (1827-1905) were put up in a few locations. This is now the sixth time the villages are decorated in this manner and each time there has been a certain theme, celebrating either the works of a single local poet, a selection from several of them or even the poetry of local children.
I did not know that it varies year to year? Maybe we should skip this next part, or where do find info abput this?
This year marks the 70-year anniversary of the district of Egilsstaðir being formally founded. It is therefore appropriate that all the poets have in common to have lived in Egilsstaðir for some time in their lives.
All the poets, save for two, are born before 1947.
The poets and where to find their work:
1 Arnar Sigbjörnsson / Hús handanna
2 Hildigunnur Valdimarsdóttir / Salt café & bistro
3 Katrín Málfríður Eiríksdóttir / Icelandair Hotels
4 Jón Sigfússon / Nettó
5 Sigurður Óskar Pálsson / Landsbankinn
6 Margrét Sigfúsdóttir / Sláturhúsiðmenningarsetur
7 Bragi Björnsson / Bónus
8 Sævar Sigbjarnarson / Vilhjálmsvöllur
9 Sólrún Eiríksdóttir / Valaskjálf
10 Hreinn Halldórsson / Sundlaugin
11 Ásta Jónsdóttir / Bókakaffi
12 Sigfús Guttormsson / Fellabakarí
13 Ágústa Ósk Jónsdóttir / Safnahúsið