Full name: Anders Wilhelm Sandberg Holm
Born: December 21, 1878 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: June 29, 1959 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Sport: Art Competitions
Anders Holm graduated in 1897 from Gammelholm Latin and Secondary school and then worked as a journalist in København. He also contributed frequently to foreign newspapers and magazines, often under the pseudonyms Anders Hjerting or Per Næsvis. He was well-known as the editor and publisher of the magazine World-Mirror from 1904-07, and later was a consultant at New Nordic Publishers. As a board member of the Danish Society of Authors (1932-36), Holm initiated the Herman Bang Memorial Scholarship, which was first awarded in 1936.
Holm was best known for his poetry, publishing his first series of poems in 1905. Through the 1910s and 20s he published several series of Bohemian poems, love poems, and some erotic poetry, but he was also known for writing children’s nursery rhymes. His verse was free-flowing and rhythmically regular and inspired several composers who used his work in a number of songs and shows, such as Axle Agerby, Niels Clemmensen, Fini Henriques, Carl Nielsen and Knudåge Riisager.
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