Georg Trakl Prize for Poetry
The Georg Trakl Prize for Poetry is a literary prize for poetry awarded by the City of Salzburg and the State of Salzburg on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth and death of Georg Trakl (1887–1914).
The Salzburg State Prize is awarded to German-speaking poets or, as a federal state prize, to Austrian citizens and those born in the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy who permanently reside in Austria.
The aim of the award, which was first awarded on November 3, 1952, is to honor the complete lyric works. The prize is endowed with € 8,000 (as of 2014). In addition, the Georg Trakl Prize for Poetry in the amount of € 3,000 can be awarded to Salzburg authors.
The Salzburg Poetry Prize , endowed with € 3,000, has been awarded since 1993 in the years that do not have a round birthday or death for Trakl .
When in 1967 the prize was awarded to the largely unknown Gundl Nagl and the Salzburger Volksblatt printed her poem "Zahnweh", a controversy between a traditional form of the poem and editorial articles and numerous letters to the editor resulted in the local press for several weeks Audience and the defenders of a "modern" lyric. The dispute ended with a full-page article by the juror and laudator Walter Weiss in the Salzburger Nachrichten , in which he used a Goethe poem to demonstrate that every serious poem often has problems of understanding that are no longer perceived in the classics and that only the reader's work of interpretation can overcome.
- Hans Weichselbaum : In the name of the poet. 45 years of the Georg Trakl Prize for Poetry - History and Documentation. Otto Müller Verlag, Salzburg 1998, ISBN 3-7013-0970-1 .
- ^ Ernst Hanisch: Salzburg: between globalization and gold bonnet. Böhlau, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-205-98702-0 , p. 703
- ↑ Georg Trakl Prize 2012 goes to Elke Erb Jury: Uta Degner (University of Salzburg), Fabjan Hafner (University of Klagenfurt), Thomas Wohlfahrt (Literaturwerkstatt Berlin). Salzburger Nachrichten, 2012
- ↑ Portrait: Elke Laznia . Article dated November 30, 2016, accessed September 3, 2017.
- ↑ Georg Trakl Prize goes to Bettina Balàka . Salzburg state correspondence of November 27, 2018, accessed on November 28, 2018.