Benny Andersen (b.1929) is the all-time best-selling poet and lyricist in Denmark. First published in 1960, he has produced 21 volumes of poetry along with numerous records, stories, screenplays and children’s books. His Samlede Digte (Collected Poems) has sold over 150,000 copies in Denmark. Parts of his authorship have been translated into 24 languages, though until recently, little of his poetry has been available in English. Bilingual Danish-English edition. Translated by Michael Goldman.