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Astrid Alben

  • King Kong, when asked, is a film about immigration / and if you have ever examined an MRI scan you will know / that the spine does not resemble the great ape's / but has everything to do with long telephone calls.

    • Astrid Alben,
    • "The Saddest Tree at Kew," Ai! Ai! Pianissimo ()
  • Paranoids are the only ones to make sense of anything, / connecting everything ...

    • Astrid Alben,
    • "The Saddest Tree at Kew," Ai! Ai! Pianissimo ()
  • Someone who has been far away from home / for a long time can still find the light switch. / Instantly.

    • Astrid Alben,
    • "The Light Switch," Ai! Ai! Pianissimo ()

Astrid Alben, Anglo-Dutch poet

(1973)