Project Description

Poems written while walking the dog Lukka.

Lukka is Helgason’s first “regular book of poetry”, in the slim volume modern sense. It contains about 100 poems written from October 2013 until October 2014, on Helgason’s morning walks with his dog Lukka, a black and white Border Collie bitch born in January 2013. The name Lukka is the Icelandic version of Lucky, a name that the breeders had given the puppy at birth. Many of the poems are inspired by the dog and her behaviour, or take on the owner-dog relationship, while others take in the surroundings and the morning situations in Reykjavík and the island of Hrísey in the north part of Iceland.