Astrid Alben is a poet, editor and translator. Her debut collection Ai! Ai! Pianissimo was published by Arc Publications (2011). Her poems, essays, translations and reviews are widely published including in the TLS, Granta and the Best of British Poetry Anthology 2015 (Salt).

Alben is the editor of three art/science anthologies, all published by Lars Müller Publications. She is a FRSA and a Rijksakademie and Wellcome Trust Fellow and artistic director of PARS, To hear her poems visit

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 57 - Syria in the Heart (Autumn/Winter 2016)