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Edith Södergran's Birthday

  • Born 1892 Saint Petersburg, Russia (map)

Edith Irene Södergran (4 April 1892–24 June 1923) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish poet. She was one of the first modernists within Swedish-language literature and her influences came from French Symbolism, German expressionism and Russian futurism. At the age of 24 she released her first collection of poetry entitled Dikter (Poems). Södergran died at the age of 31, having contracted tuberculosis as a teenager, and did not live to experience the world wide appreciation of her poetry.

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Earlier Event: March 9
Leonardo Sinisgalli's Birthday
Later Event: April 8
Megan Levad Reading