Stan Lafleur

Stan Lafleur

Stan Lafleur * 1968 in Karlsruhe. Lives in Cologne as a writer and spoken-word performer. Published the literature and art magazine elektropansen (1994 – 1998). In 1997 initiated the Cologne Sprechecke (Speaker’s Corner) in the Stadtgarten, a forum for literature and speech in the public sphere marked by a stone designed by cathedral sculptor Michael Oster. In August 2001 (with Achim Wagner and Enno Stahl) founded the Rheinische Brigade, a writers’ group with the aim of reviving the classic role of the author as a politically and socially active subject. Member of the Forum der 13, an internet authors’ platform. Collaborator on jazz musician Matthias Mainz’s interdisciplinary REALTIME RESEARCH project. (2006)


Publications * Collections

  • kleine blöde schöne scheiß geschichten, GENIE&ALLTAG, Cologne/Düsseldorf 1995
  • what to do in paradise. caribbean notices, GENIE&ALLTAG, Cologne/Düsseldorf 1996
  • fresse (verse), GENIE&ALLTAG, Cologne/Düsseldorf 1998
  • grills sind ok, GENIE&ALLTAG, Cologne/Düsseldorf 1999
  • goldene momente, parasitenpresse, Cologne 2000
  • palmalyren, edition roadhouse, Hanover 2002
  • laszt uns alle voll so in die gegend gucken, edition roadhouse, Hanover 2003
  • neue heimat, KRASH Neue Edition, Stahl-Verlag, Cologne 2004
  • als pong noch auf ping, parasitenpresse, Cologne 2005

Also numerous co-productions and contributions to anthologies, publications in various literary magazines and newspapers, on audio media (MC, LP, CD, DVD) and in the internet. Around 400 readings and spoken-word shows in Germany and abroad, participation in exhibitions in Germany and abroad.


  • Winner of various poetry slams
  • Rolf Dieter Brinkmann Fellowship of the City of Cologne 2001
  • Literature Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for Poetry 2002
  • Nahbell Prize from the Institut für Ganz & GarNix, Berlin 2002
  • Second Prize for German-Language Poetry at the Féile Filíochta/International Poetry Competition of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in Ireland 2003
  • Sylt-Quelle Promotion Fellowship 2004

Winter 2006 (Issue 01), the boxer