Liv Holtskog is a farmer's daughter and grew up in Sauherad, Telemark. She was educated at a home economics school, studied at the University of Oslo, and works as a farmer's wife and cultural worker, is married, and has four children.
After her debut in 1966 with Kanskje ein (P), she wrote fifteen poetry collections rooted in a strong artistic tradition in the villages of central Telemark and Setesdal and concerning themes borrowed from nature, relationships between people, and religion.
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The above biography was first published in 1998. Since then, Liv Holtskog has written the two poetry collections, Held på å lære dei dødes språk, 1999, and I eitt med vinden og vatnet, 2007.