Thu, Sep 15|
Minneapolis - American Swedish Institute
Culture & Conversation Series - Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife
Expect a fertile discussion spanning cultures and ecologies, from Ingmar Bergman to backyard hens. Coffee & tea provided.
Time & Place
Sep 15, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Minneapolis - American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
“Jordemoder” is an old Swedish word for midwife that means “earth/land/world mother.” Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife (Holy Cow! Press, Duluth) traces an arc in the life of a Midwest mother, midwife and activist who descends from twelve generations of farmers in Småland, Sweden. Twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize and winner of an Eastern Iowa Review Editor’s Choice Award, Ingrid Andersson’s writing has appeared in articles, anthologies and journals nationally and internationally. Ingrid holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Swedish and German language and literature, anthropology and nursing. A nationally board-certified nurse midwife of 20+ years, Ingrid has caught more than 1000 babies at home.
Culture & Conversation is a monthly series presented by the American Swedish Institute that explores cultural intersections between Sweden, Scandinavia, and communities around the world. Coffee & tea will be provided.
To avoid a non-member entrance fee, please inform the front desk that you are attending the Culture & Conversation program and were invited by the speaker.