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Participants: Ludwig Steinherr

Ludwig SteinherrPhoto: Tony Ward

Ludwig Steinherr was born in Munich in 1962, where he still lives. He has worked as a lecturer, an essayist, a reviewer, a juror, a translator (of Michael Hamburger, among others), and an editor, co-founding the influential journal Das Gedicht in 1993. But it is as a poet that he has written his way into the front rank of contemporary German writers, one milestone here being the selection of his poem 'Sage' (Legend) as 'Gedicht des Jahres' (Poem of the Year) by the Autoren-initiative Köln in 1987. He has published twelve poetry collections, and was elected a fellow of the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste (Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts) in 2003. In 2010, Arc published Before the Invention of Paradise, translated Richard Dove, which features selections from his first ten collections.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Fri 08 March | European Poetry Special
Reading: Robert Şerban, Ludwig Steinherr, George Szirtes
St Leonards Music Auditorium, St Leonards School

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