Steffen Popp

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Steffen Popp at the Leipzig Book Fair (2017)

Steffen Popp (born July 18, 1978 in Greifswald ) is a German writer .

life and work

Steffen Popp grew up in Dresden and attended a special science school there. He studied at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig , later literary studies and philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin . His volumes of poetry such as Alpen , Kolonie Zur Sonne and Thicket with Speeches and Eyes received great critical acclaim; his novel, or the way there , has won several awards and has been nominated for the German Book Prize. He translated u. a. Poems by American poets Christian Hawkey andBen Lerner and Elizabeth Bishop . Poems by Steffen Popp appear regularly in the FAZ , have been translated into numerous languages ​​and represented in authoritative anthologies. His volume of poetry 118 was on the shortlist for the Leipzig Book Fair 2017 award .

In autumn 2018 Popp was accepted into the German Academy for Language and Poetry . Steffen Popp lives in Berlin .



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Contributions to anthologies and magazines

Web links

Commons : Steffen Popp  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. Lehr und Popp are new members ,, published and accessed on November 16, 2018.
  3. Work and research grants awarded to 29 Berlin authors , report on from November 26, 2019, accessed on November 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Peter Huchel Prize 2014. SWR, accessed on February 2, 2014 .
  5. Award for a masterpiece of modern sonnet art. City of Münster, accessed on April 5, 2011 .