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Poul F. Joensen

Writer and poet

Died when: 71 years 221 days (859 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Poul F. Joensen

Poul Frederik Joensen (best known as Poul F.) (18 November 1898 in Sumba – 27 June 1970 in Froðba) was a Faroese poet and writer.

He is best known for his poems, both the satirical ones and his love poems.He worked as a school teacher for some years, but most of his life he worked as a sheep farmer and a labourer.

Poul F.'s work include translated poems by Heinrich Heine and Robert Burns.His first collection of poems Gaman og álvara (Novelty and severity) was published in 1924; it was the second collection of poetry by a Faroese poet published in the Faroe Islands.

It was published by Felagið Varðin with Richard Long.The first collection of poems in the Faroese language was published in 1914, these poems were written by Janus Djurhuus, the title was Yrkingar which means Poems.

He was awarded with the Faroese Literature Prize in 1963.

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