On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presided over the Prins Henrik Prisen award ceremony held inside the banquet hall of the Danish Writers’ Association in Copenhagen.
The Prins Henrik Prisen (Prince Henrik Prize) is a new literature prize that aims to recognize Danish poets. The prize includes a bronze statuette of the Prince’s sculpture, Fabeldyr. In addition, the recipient of the prize will recieve 300,000 Danish Kroner, the “…largest Danish literature prize in terms of amount…” according to the Danish royal court.
Throughout his life, the late His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark was active in various forms of artistic expression such as poetry and sculpting:
“From 1982 to 2014, Prince Henrik published a number of collections of poems, and several of the Prince’s sculptures are set up around Denmark. Among other things in the castle gardens at Marselisborg Slot and Fredensborg Slot.
By virtue of the Prince’s personal and lifelong interest in art, including in particular the art of poetry, Her Majesty has given permission for the poetry prize to be named after the Prince.”
The recipient of the Prins Henrik Prisen went to Mr. Klaus Høeck.
Photos courtesy of the Danish royal court