Passage - Tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik 2019-03-01T14:59:51+01:00 Mads Anders Baggesgaard Open Journal Systems Forfattersignatur 2019-03-01T14:59:51+01:00 Louise Mønster <p>This article is about Tua Forsström and the impact and power of poetry. It is based on the assumption that the signature of a work, and sometimes an&nbsp;author’s&nbsp;entire&nbsp;<em>oeuvre</em>,&nbsp;is not primarily&nbsp;located&nbsp;in the author or narrator, but rather in the mood, atmosphere, voice and tone that characterize the work. These phenomena, however, are difficult to deal with. With reference to various researchers, I examine the concepts of tone, voice, mood and atmosphere, in order to find central points of attention in an affective and ambient-oriented reading. More specifically I build on&nbsp;Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s and Horace Engdahl’s approaches to these issues and use their insights as I delve further into Forsström’s&nbsp;work. Here I examine the author’s poetological basis, and, with special focus on the poetry collection&nbsp;<em>Songs</em>, I exemplify how an affective and ambient reading can unfold.</p> 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##