Norbert Hummelt

Norbert Hummelt was born in Neuss in 1962 and lives in Berlin. He has received many awards for his poetry including the Rolf Dieter Brinkmann Prize, the Mondseer Poetry Prize and the New York Stipendium of the German Literature Fund. His most recent books of poetry, all from Luchterhand, are Zeichen im Schnee (Signs in the Snow) 2001, Stille Quellen (Silent Springs) 2004 and Totentanz (Dance of Death) 2007. He has taught at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig and until 2007 was editor of the Lyrik 2000 edition series. He has co-translated and edited a new edition of the poetry of W.B. Yeats and translated T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartetsand, most recently, a new version of The Waste Land into German. (2008)