Marion Poschmann was born in 1969 in Essen. She studied German and Slavonic Studies and now lives in Berlin.
She has received many awards for her poetry and prose writing, including the first German Prize for Nature Writing in 2017, which cited “the extraordinarily precise images of nature and the subtle poetic evocations of a penetration of unauthorized nature and human cultural activity in the author’s poetry” – and the Bremen Literature Prize in 2020 for her collection of poems entitled Nimbus (Suhrkamp Verlag 2020), from which the second poem here is taken.
Her novel Die Kieferninseln (The Pine Islands) (Suhrkamp 2017) won the Klopstock Prize in 2018 and was shortlisted for both the German Book Prize and the Man Booker International Prize in 2019. She is a member of various organizations including PEN and the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung (German Academy for Language and Literature). (2021)