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Inger Christensen

Inger Christensen (1935-) Denmark's most celebrated poet of the day. To the delight of her readers she is finally being discovered by the non-Danish world, with translations into various languages, including English. Born in the seaside town of Vejle on the mainland of Jutland, she has lived in Copenhagen for many years. Her works include several collections of poetry, drama and radio plays (a literary form still very much alive in Germany and Scandinavia). She is the author of a number of prize-winning essays on poetry and the arts. Inger Christensen is also a translator of writers into Danish, including Birgitta Trotzig who also appears in this volume. Her poetic work is characteristically elaborated through various systems, mathematical sometimes or poetic (a circle of sonnets). And she has a marvellous ear.
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