- The Rebellious Skeleton
- Cleaning out the medicine cabinet happiness
- The last poem in the world
- The soul
- The yellow honeysuckle
- Just before spring
- Something to live up to
Benny Andersen is arguably the foremost and all-time best-selling living 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.
Andersen has won a multitude of major literary prizes including the 2011 Danish Arts Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement. His collected poems, a tome of 1,200 pages has sold over 150,000 copies in a country with fewer people than Maryland. An accomplished musician and songwriter, one of his CD’s sold over a half million copies. Danes see him as a genuine literary hero, able to authentically represent their national culture, regarding him as Americans might a cross between Robert Frost and Bob Dylan. Parts of his authorship have been translated into 24 languages, though little of his poetry is currently available in English. Now 85, he continues to write and to perform to sold-out audiences in Denmark. He lives near Copenhagen.