Bengt Berg was born in 1946 in Torsby, Värmland, Sweden. He studied German and Nordic languages & Literary and Art studies at Uppsala University. He worked as a freelance writer and translator since 1975. Berg was a Member of the Swedish Parliament from 2010 to 2014.
Since 1990, Bengt has operated the publishing house, Heidruns Förlag in his home village Fensbol near Torsby in the Province of Värmland.
Bengt Berg’s debut poetry collection, Where the Dream Ends, appeared in1974; and since then he has written more than 40 books, mostly poetry. His poems have been translated into Nordic languages, as well as Arabian, Hebrew, English, German, Dutch, Greek, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Latvian, Vietnamese, Bangla, Hindi and Malayalam. In 2014, he published his Collected Poems, Dikter genom 40 år.
He has participated in many poetry festivals, including Medellín (Colombia), Granada (Nicaragua), Struga (Macedonia), and Druskininkai (Litauania), Nisan (Israel), Jan Smrek Festival (Slovakia), Kritya (India), Târgul Festival de Poezie (Romania), Poetry on the Road (Bremen, Germany), Kathak International Poets Summit (Bangladesh), The 5th Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival and Chengdu International Poetry Festival (China), FIP-LIMA (Peru), 3rd International Poetry Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam – among others. Berg has won several Swedish Literary prizes, among them some from The Swedish Academy.