The Danish poet Knud Steffen Nielsen had the courage to fight hate speech by poetry. Inspired by concrete threats online towards journalists and authors, he mas made a poetry – an extremely difficult task to balance between the risk to turn hate speech into an artistic work and just to repeat the online wording. Knud Steffen Nielsen is very careful in the poetry not to cross the line and though leaves the readers with serious reflections.
On the Nordic scene at the Helsinki Book Fair Saturday 29th October 3 pm and Sunday 30th October 11.30 am you can judge yourself – did he succeed? Is it possible to counter hate speech by free speech?