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Carsten René Nielsen

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Carsten René Nielsen is a Danish author who has published nine books of poetry, most recently House Inspections (BOA Editions, 2011) and The World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2007), both translated into English by David Keplinger. He lives in Aarhus, Denmark.

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At night things become ever so smaller, our shoes and teeth, too, and everywhere in buildings screws turn a quarter of a revolution, but even if you press your ear against the wall, the sound is rarely heard. Always there is someone who plays the gelatin piano, someone who packs his pipe with snow, and on a radio