Sóleyjarkvæði by Jóhannes úr Kötlum was published in 1952. Straight into the arsenal of poetry written in the Cold War climate the poem is a romantic eulogy about the independence of the country. Pétur Pálsson later composed music to accompany the poem that was first played in 1965 as a part of protests agains the American army base in Keflavik. The book is published celebrating the eighty years anniversary of the Mál og menning publication.
Editor Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir
Publisher MM, 2017