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CARSTEN RENÉ NIELSEN

Carsten René Nielsen, born 1966, is a Danish poet and the author of ten books of poetry and one book of flash fiction. His first book was published 1989 and was awarded the Michael Strunge Poetry Prize. The prose poems 'Cirkler' ('Circles', 1998) won him critical acclaim throughout his native Denmark. Recent collections include the prose poems 'Enogfyrre dyr' ('Forty-One Animals', 2005), 'Husundersøgelser' ('House Inspections', 2008) and 'Enogfyrre ting' ('Forty-One Objects', 2017). He has won several several fellowships from the Danish State Foundation for the Arts.

In the United States two books have been published: His selected prose poems 'The World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors' was published by New Issues in 2007 and the prose poems 'House Inspections' by BOA Editions in 2011, both books translated by American poet > David Keplinger. In 2014 a selection of his poems was published by EDB Edizioni in Italy under the title '8 animali e 14 morti'.

His poetry has been featured in magazines in Germany, Italy, Scotland, India, Canada and the United States.

Carsten René Nielsen lives in Aarhus, the second largest city of Denmark.

ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS (by David Keplinger)

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Books


> The World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors (selected prose poems, New Issues, 2007)

> House Inspections (prose poems, BOA Editions, 2011)
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Magazines


Mid-American Review (Volume XXII, no. 2, 2002, USA)
Agni (No. 55, 2002, USA)
Exile – The Literary Quarterly (Vol. 26, no. 4, 2002, Canada)
Exquisite Corpse (No. 13, Winter 2003, USA)
Circumference (Summer/Autumn 2004, USA)
Parthenon West Review (Issue Four, 2006, USA)
Mississippi Review (Volume 13, no. 1, Winter 2007, USA)
Two Lines: World Writing in Translation (XIV, 2007, USA)
The Eleventh Muse (2007, USA)
Café Irreal (Issue Twenty-Seven, 2008, USA)
The Paris Review (no. 191, 2009, USA)
Anti (August 2010, USA)
Copper Nickel (no. 14, 2010, USA)
Valve (issue 2, 2012, Scotland)