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Dieter M. Gräf

Dieter M. Gräf, born in 1960 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein in the southwest of Germany, has been living and working as a freelance writer in Berlin. Since 1996 member of the P. E. N.-Centre Germany; 1999 and 2001 on the jury of the Literarischer März Darmstadt (Literary March Darmstadt). Collaborations with artists, most recently: Tussirecherche (with Margret Eicher), room installation and catalogue (Wunderhorn, Heidelberg 2000); Taifun (with Volker Staub, CD (Villa Massimo, Rome 2005). Published the poetry collections Rauschstudie: Vater+Sohn (Ec-stasy Study: Father + Son), Treibender Kopf (Drifting Head) and Westrand (Edge of the West) with Suhrkamp (1994, 1997 and 2002) and Buch Vier (Book Four) with Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt (2008). Editor of Das leuchtende Buch. Die Welt als Wunder im Gedicht (Insel, Frankfurt am Main 2004). (2011)

Two bilingual books in the USA: Tousled Beauty and Tussi Research, both with Green Integer (Los Angeles 2005 and 2007) and translated by Andrew Shields; one poetry collection in Croatia (Durieux / Hrvatski P. E. N. centar, Zagreb 2009) and one in France (Alidades, Évian-les-Bains 2010). Readings in Los Angeles, New York, Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, Taipei, in Istanbul, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Kaliningrad, Rome, Naples, Lana, Copenhagen, Val-de-Marne, Ba-sel, and in Germany. Poems in Dimension², Grand Street, Fence, Aufgabe, Conduit, Chicago Review, Absinthe, Practice, Circumference, Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century, New European Poets, and in European anthologies, magazines and newspapers, e. g. Action Poé-tique, Akzente, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Der Große Conrady, Inostrannaya Literatura, Inuits dans la jungle, Jahrbuch der Lyrik, manuskripte, Merkur, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, nY, Öz-gür Edebiyat, Parmentier, Poesis Interna?ional, Poezija, Semicerchio, Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, Die Welt.

Special Prize of the Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz (1992); Special Leonce-and-Lena-Award of the City of Darmstadt (1993); Fellowship from the Niedersachsen Foundation (1994); Spezial Prize of the Federal State of Nordrhein-Westfalen (1994); Rolf-Dieter-Brinkmann-Fellowship from the City of Cologne (1995); Joseph-Breitbach-Award Rheinland-Pfalz (1995); Fellowship from the Senate of Berlin / Literary Colloquium Berlin (1996); Leonce-and-Lena-Award from the City of Darmstadt (1997); Villa-Aurora-Fellowship, Pacific Palisades / Los Angeles (1999); Writer-in-Residence at the German Festival in India (2001); Villa-Massimo-Fellowship, Rome (2004); Writer-in-Residence at Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York (2005); Palatine Award for Literature (2006); Fellowship from Deutsche Literaturfonds (2007/08); Villa-Decius-Fellowship, Krakow (2009).


Winter 2011 (Issue 06), Ginger-Blossom Space