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Inger Christensen was a Danish poet, essayist, and novelist, born in Vejle, Denmark, in 1935.
A number of Christensen’s poetry collections have been translated by Susanna Nied into English, including Azorno (New Directions, 2009); it (New Directions, 2006); Butterfly Valley: A Requiem (New Directions, 2004); and alphabet (New Directions, 2001). Light, Grass, and Letter in April, a collected translation of her first three poetry books, was published by New Directions in 2011. A posthumous collection of essays, The Condition of Secrecy, was released by New Directions in November 2018.
Inger Christensen died in Copenhagen in 2009.