Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Death of Danish poet Inger Christensen

It is with great sadness that we note the death on January 2nd, 2009 at the age of 73 of the wonderful Danish poet, Inger Christensen.

Among the best known of contemporary Danish writers, translated into numerous languages and a regular participant in literary and poetry festivals throughout the world, Christensen was undoubtedly one of the foremost European voices of her generation and her passing will be mourned by her many readers, friends and admirers, not least in Dublin where she won many friends through her appearance at the Dublin Writers Festival in 2000.

Her linked sonnet sequence Butterfly Valley, in a translation by Susanna Nied, was published by Dedalus Press in 2001.

For further information on Inger Christensen, visit the web page Notable Women, Inger Christensen.