Óskar Árni Óskarsson was born in Reykjavík on October 3rd, 1950 and was brought up in the downtown area of the city (Þingholt). He studied at the Co-Operative College of Iceland in Bifröst from 1969-1971. Óskar Árni published his first book of poetry, Handklæði í gluggakistunni (A Towel on the Windowsill), in 1986. In addition to his writing career, Óskar Árni works as a librarian at the National and University Library of Iceland.
Óskar Árni has published a number of poetry and/or short-prose collections, as well as translating poetry by a number of foreign poets. He has published three books of translations of the Japanese Haiku and has also tackled the form in his own poetry writing. Óskar Árni edited and published the poetry magazine Ský (Clouds), which was issued in the years 1990-1994. Poetry by Óskar Árni has appeared in numerous magazines and collections in Iceland and abroad.
Óskar Árni lives with his wife and their four daughters in Reykjavík.
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