Ulrikka S. Gernes was born in Sweden of Danish parents. She has published numerous collections of poetry, two children’s books, and many short stories, songs, and various contributions to literary anthologies, art catalogues, magazines, newspapers and Danish National radio. Her first collection, Natsværmer (Moth), was published in Denmark when she was eighteen years old. Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments (Brick) is the second English translation of her work by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen. Gernes manages the estate and artistic legacy of her father, the internationally-renowned visual artist Poul Gernes, and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with her daughter.