Anton Helgi Jónsson

Anton Helgi Jónsson was born in 1955 in Hafnarfjörður.  He is known for his work as a poet, playright, and author. Anton studied philosophy and literature, and, in addition to writing, he has worked in advertising and public relations. He has received numerous awards for his poetry and published eight poetry books, of which his collection Ljóð af ættarmóti (“Poetry of Reunion,” 2010), which revolves around the cultural phenomenon of the family reunion, has received the most attention.  His newest book of poetry, Tvífari gerir sig heimakominn (“The Double Makes Himself At Home”) came out in 2014. In the last few years, his poems have appeared in numerous periodicals, and some of his poems (in Icelandic) are available for perusal on his website, www.anton.is