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Cedering, Siv 1939-

CEDERING, Siv 1939-

(Siv Cedering Fox)

PERSONAL: Given name rhymes with "Steve"; born February 5, 1939, in Överkalix, Sweden; immigrated to the United States, 1953, naturalized citizen, 1958; daughter of Hilding (a builder) and Elvy (Wikström) Cedering; married David Lawrence Fox, January 19, 1958 (divorced, February, 1982); married Hans Van de Bovenkamp (a sculptor), August 23, 2000; children: (first marriage) Cedering, Lora Fox Gamble, Kell. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES: Home—93 Merchant Rd., P.O. Box 89, Sagaponack, NY 11962; fax: 631-537-5751. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Poet, painter, sculptor, and composer. Has given poetry readings in Japan, Australia, and France, and at universities throughout the United States. University of Massachusetts, visiting lecturer, 1973; Columbia University, visiting writer, 1976; also visiting writer at University of Pittsburgh; conducted workshops in writing, art, and collaborative poetry. American-Scandanavian Foundation, member of publication committee, 1978; consultant. Exhibitions: Art work exhibited in about two-dozen group and solo shows, including work at ArtSpace in Amagansett, NY, 1998-2001, Elaine Benson Gallery, 1999-2002, Sculpture Showcase in New Hope, NJ, 2000-01, New Leaf in Berkeley, CA, 2000-02, and prior exhibitions at Nordic Heritage Museum, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Eastern New Mexico University, and East End Arts Council Gallery; photographs exhibited in New York at Modernage Photography Gallery, 1973.

MEMBER: PEN, Poetry Society of America, Poets and Writers.

AWARDS, HONORS: Poetry prize, Annapolis Fine Arts Festival, 1968; Poetry Society of America, John Masefield Narrative Poetry Award, 1969, and William Marion Reedy Award, 1970, both for "Ceremonial"; Emily Dickinson Award, 1977; photography prize, Saturday Review, 1970; Discovery Award, Modernage Photography Gallery, 1973; Borestone Mountain Poetry Award, 1973; fellowships from New York State Council on the Arts, for poetry, 1974-75, and for video, 1975; Pushcart Prizes, fiction category, 1977, for The Juggler, and poetry category, 1985; book of the year award, novel category, Svenska Dagbladet, 1980, for Leken i grishuset; Rhysling Award, best poem on a scientific theme, Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1985; artist's fellow, New York Foundation for the Arts, 1985 and 1992; exhibition prize, East End Arts Council photography show, 1991; grant from Swedish Writers Foundation, 1995-99.


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Letters from the Island, Fiddlehead Books (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada), 1973.

(Translator into Swedish from the English, Spanish, and Danish) Det Blommande Trädet (title means "The Flowering Tree"), Forum (Stockholm, Sweden), 1973.

Cup of Cold Water (poetry and photographs), New Rivers Press (New York, NY), 1973.

Letters from Helge (prose poetry), calligraphy by George Gintole, New Rivers Press (New York, NY), 1974.

(Editor and translator from the Swedish) Friberg and Palm: Two Swedish Poets, New Rivers Press (New York, NY), 1974, bilingual edition published as Two Swedish Poets: Gösta Friberg and Göran Palm, 1978.

Mother Is (poetry), Stein & Day (New York, NY), 1975.

How to Eat a Fortune Cookie (poetry), illustrated by Sally Soper Bowers, New Rivers Press (New York, NY), 1976.

Joys of Fantasy (nonfiction), photographs by Joseph del Valle, Stein & Day (New York, NY), 1977.

Color Poems: Twenty-three Poetry Broadsides, illustrated by Keith Abbott and others, Calliopea Press (Sausalito, CA), 1978.

The Blue Horse and Other Night Poems (for children), illustrated by Donald Carrick, Seabury (New York, NY), 1978.

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The Juggler (poetry), etchings by Bill Braer, Sagarin Press (Chatham, NY), 1977.

(Editor and translator) Twenty-seven Swedish Poems, Calliopea Press (Sausalito, CA), 1978.

Leken i grishuset (novel; title means "The Pighouse Game"), Prisma (Stockholm, Sweden), 1980.

(Translator from the Swedish) Werner Aspenström, You and I and the World (poetry), Cross-Cultural Communications (Merrick, NY), 1980.

Oxen (novel; title means "The Ox"), Prisma (Stockholm, Sweden), 1981.

Twelve Pages from the Floating World (poetry), Calliopea Press (Sausalito, CA), 1983.

(And illustrator) Grisen som ville bli ren (poetry for children; title means "The Pig Who Wanted to Be Clean"), Rabén & Sjögren (Stockholm, Sweden), 1983.

Letters from the Floating World: Selected and New Poems, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1984.

(And illustrator) Polis, polis, potatisgris (poetry for children; title means "The Pig and the Stolen Cakes"), Rabén & Sjögren (Stockholm, Sweden), 1985.

(And illustrator) Grisen som ville bli julskinka (poetry for children; title means "The Pig and the Christmas Ham"), Rabén & Sjögren (Stockholm, Sweden), 1986.

(And illustrator) Grisen far till Paris (poetry for children; title means "The Pig Goes to Paris"), Rabén & Sjögren (Stockholm, Sweden), 1987.

(Translator, with David Swickard) Lars Klinting, Pearl's Adventure, R & S Books (New York, NY), 1987.

Mannen i ödebyn (poetry for children; title means "The Man in the Deserted Village"), Rabén & Sjögren (Stockholm, Sweden), 1989.

Letters from an Observatory: New and Selected Poems, 1973-1998, Karma Dog Editions (Sagaponack, NY), 1998.

Composer, lyricist, narrator, and illustrator for several partially animated television programs based on her children's book Grisen som ville bli ren. Work included in hundreds of anthologies and textbooks, including New Voices in American Poetry, Winthrop, 1973; Rising Tides: Twentieth-Century American Women, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1973; Best Poems of 1973, Capstan, 1976; Uncommon Knowledge: Exploring Diversity through Reading and Writing, edited by Rose Hawkins and Robert Isaacson, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1996; and Tangled Vines: A Collection of Mother and Daughter Poems, edited by Lynn Lifshin, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (New York, NY), 1992. Contributor of poetry, prose, and translations to numerous newspapers and literary magazines, including Science, Harper's, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Partisan Review, Massachusetts Review, Fiction International, New Republic, Paris Review, Kayak, and to periodicals in Sweden and Japan; contributor of children's poetry to Cricket.

Cedering's English-language poetry has been translated into Swedish and Japanese.

ADAPTATIONS: Cedering's novel Oxen was adapted as a film by Sven Nykvist; the film was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign-language film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1992.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A memoir; poetry for young adults.



Warm Welcome from Siv Cedering!, (February 27, 2004).

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