Per K. Brask is an accomplished poet, dramaturge and author. He has published poetry, plays, short stories, essays and literary translations. His co-translation with Patrick Friesen of Ulrikka S. Gernes’ Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments was short listed for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Per is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. He lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with his wife, Carol Matas, an international bestselling author of books for young people.
Is there a solid foundation for the ethical concept of the good? Danish-Jewish thinker Andreas Simonsen explores this “ancient all-important question using an ancient technique – the dialogue form. Three separate conversations, three different interlocutors, three different worldviews – a fascinating journey through Western philosophy and scientific theory.
A Poetic Exploration of Judaism
Per K. Brask is fascinated with the conversation that Jews have had down through the ages about life and God and about what humans owe to each other and to God. A Jew by conviction not birth, He offers an accessible and insightful collection of 32 poems that explore his experience growing into Judaism.
An important 20th century work on ethics. Now available in English for the first time. Danish thinker Andreas Simonsen explores what he considers the three most fundamental problems in ethics: free will versus determinism, happiness versus duty, and humanism versus humility.
An important 20th-century religious-philosophical work by the late Danish philosopher, Andreas Simonsen. Now available in English in an edited translation by poet and dramaturge Per K. Brask. Simonsen explains where Judaism stands on complex moral and ethical issues, and discusses their relevance to our lives today. A must read for Christians and Jews, believers and non-believers alike.
Enjoy this poetic travelogue inspired by road trips wending from Manitoba, Canada, to the Sonoran Desert around Palm Springs, CA. Danish-born, Canadian poet, playwright, essayist and dramaturge Per K. Brask brings readers an accessible collection of 37 poems, meditations on the journey and the destinations.
A collection of 50 ekphrastic poems by poet, author, playwright and dramaturg Per K. Brask. Accessible and insightful, these delightful poems express the poet's playful attention to a live performance, work of art, exhibit or life moment.