Helge Torvund (1951) is one of the most important contemporary Norwegian poets.
Since his debut in 1977 he has published numerous poetry books, songs and essays. In his poetry he combines baroque and surrealistic elements and his language is very personal, fresh and innovative. Torvund is a qualified psychologist and practised as a psychologist for many years. He lives and works in the Jæren region on the south-west coast of Norway.