Cover Asger Jorn



Situation Pictures / from The Corona War. Herman & Frudit, 2022.


The collection begins with lockdown on 11 March 2020 – and appears on the second
anniversary of lockdown on Friday 11 March 2022






Cover Jytte Rex




50 miniatures. Spring 2020 

Minimalist collection of poems with 10 illustrations by Jytte Rex on the theme: 

Mankind for better or worse. 






Calligraphy of Azhong

HanshanI live on a mountain. Hoff & Poulsen, 2020 

100 poems by Hanshan translated from classical Chinese by Susanne Jorn. 

The legendary poet Hanshan (ca. 712-793) is considered to be China’s most widely translated poet.  


– Hanshan speaks directly to a modern reader… a voice that sounds clear and pure… A poet who over time has grown into a tradition… Her Chinese ‘translation” of the Chinese pauses and repetitions helps to make Hanshan’s poems both foreign and familiar.

Kim Skotte, Politiken **** 




Cover Jytte Rex

Wax and Wane.  Hovedland, 2019

Long poem


– Jorns 207 page long book, Wax and Wane, moves, sliding, rippling at the tops of the pages while Jorn continues, in reference to the title of her book, to return to the moon, but she is also fond of falling leaves.

Lars Bukdahl, Weekendavisen


Susanne Jorn has also found inspiration in the moon minimalistically, the poet lets her experience of the moon shape language the fan is spread out, grazing such themes as immigration, beggars and drug addicts one can only share the hope for this planets future, that Susanne Jorn unequivocally expresses here.  

Ole Møller/Dagbladenes Bureau. “Aarhus Stifttidende”****, “Fredericia Dagblad”****, “Midtjyllands Avis”****, “Dagbladet Holstebro-Struer”****, “Horsens Folkeblad”****,

“Lemvig Folkeblad”****, Jyske Vestkysten****


In the RelativeHovedland, 2018

A collection of poetry with three themes: space, time and light.

Once again, Susanne Jorn has written a beautiful and rewarding poetry collection.

Steffen Lange, Midtjyllands Avis****






WATASHI. Hovedland, 2017

By Shuntaro Tanikawa.

50 poems translated from Japanese to danish by Susanne Jorn.

– Tanikawa looks like a disheveled wise man who incessently disturbs and foils the clarity his seeks a bright, stubborn and unquestionable loftiness that resides with Tanikawa: breeze as literary style!
– Watashi is the fourth collection of Tanikawa poems, that Susanne Jorn elegantly and siccinctly recasts in danish; what wonderful translator dedication.   
Lars Bukdahl, Weekendavisen




Stone on Stone. Hovedland, 2015

The third book of poetry in a trilogy focusing on primary colors
this time, the color yellow.

POETIC VIBRANCE The almost formulaic simplicity, poignant expression for poignant
experiences, often meticulously organized in contradictions or simple lists, is typical Jorn 
I’m talking about the Yellow Catalogue which is Jorn’s book: so many yellow nuances and
yellow situations as possible Ever-yellow

Lars Bukdahl, Weekendavisen.


Steffen Lange, Midtjyllands Avis *****

She can construct the perfect still-life, thus setting an
effective stage – and the mood it
creates reaches far beyond its own frame. It reminds me
how the Danish word ‘moment’ actually presents the
sensory moment as a time based unit.

Victor Ovesen, Standart nr. 4, 2015


In Perfect Order. Hovedland, 2014

The second book in a poetic trilogy focusing on primary colors, this time focusing on the color red.

SHE CROSSES AT RED. Susanne Jorn muses encyclopedically minimalistic about the euphoric red poppy of poetry simple, deeply intricate and just as obvious as they are irresistible and immediately unforgettable: it is quite simply hard not to remember.

Lars Bukdahl, Weekendavisen

WORDPAINTER one of the best lyricists of the last few decades.

Marie Tetzlaff, Politiken


The Bird in the Forest. Nyt Nordisk Forlag, 2014

Poetry and Fairy tales written to 53 pieces by 26 artists in the Museum Jorn collection.

PALETTE AND POETRY Author/translator Susanne Jorn, with an impressive list of publications behind her, maneuvers comfortably on several scenes at once. In her beautifully designed new book The Bird in the Forest, she has not only written poems and fairy tales for 53 pieces from her father Asger Jorn’s art collection, she also draws on her deep understanding of Asian, particularly Japanese, poetry and art.

Jørgen Johansen, Berlingske****

Signs and ‘hieroglyphs’ dance across the page with the weightlessness of a Japanese paper kite carried on warm air currents. And it is precisely such a kite Susanne Jorn has applied her poetry to in the book.

Steffen Lange, Midtjyllands Avis******