The last poem in the world
by Benny Andersen / translated from the Danish by Michael Goldman • from The Cincinnati Review
Benny Andersen, first published in 1960, has won a great many literary and musical honors, including the 2011 Danish National Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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