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Astrid Alben was born in 1973, and is an Anglo-Dutch poet who grew up in Kent and the Netherlands. Since 2006 her poems and reviews have been published in magazines such as The Wolf, Poetry Review, Drunken Boat, the TLS, Stand and Shearsman. Alben has translated the work of several Dutch poets, including the entire oeuvre of F. van Dixhoorn. In 2011 she was invited to speak about her translations at Poetry International Rotterdam.