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Review: Ai! Ai! Pianissimo, by Astrid Alben

...the images are often superb (immobile words / swinging between them like a jade rat)... Tonal modulations are Alben's strength... Equally well achieved are the quiet shifts from the factual to an emotive register... The narrative voice gains power, and moves from acknowledging beauty to commanding it.