Birthe Wilke releases poem collection

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Danish singer Birthe Wilke who represented Denmark twice at the Eurovision Song Contest is debuting as an author with a collection of poems. The book is called Fluen og andre strøtanker and has recently been released in Denmark and Sweden. An interest for an English release has been shown, but there is no information on when this might happen. All the poems in this book are about the nature and the joy it has to offer us.

Birthe Wilke represented Denmark at its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 together with Gustav Winckler. The song was called Skibet skal sejle I nat and is famous for the very long kiss at the end of the song. This was not planned, but happen as the person who was supposed to give a sign when to stop kissing simply forgot it! Two years later, Birthe was back as she once again won the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. In 1959 she was solo with the song Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig.

Birthe had a fantastic career which also included several films though she is mainly known as a singer. She decided to step back and focus on her family in the middle of the 1960s, but returned to the spotlight in 2003 when she started giving lectures about her career. In 2005 she was also on stage in the big Congratulations show celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest.

The book can be bought here via The price is 79 Danish kroner and in Sweden 89 Swedish kroner.

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