Levin Westermann, Germany

(c) Bettina Wohlfender

Levin Westermann was born in 1980 in Meerbusch, lives and works as a freelance writer in Biel/Bienne and studied at the Berne University of the Arts. In his latest collection of poems, his third, bezüglich der schatten (2019), Westermann writes almost soberly about mourning and angels stuffing themselves full of dust. He calmly conjures a world of poetry that is bare and permeated with quotations. Levin Westermann has been awarded various prizes and fellowships for his work. Most recently he was 2019 Writer in Residence in the German House of New York University.

unbekannt verzogen. luxbooks, 2012
3511 Zwetajewa. Matthes und Seitz, 2017
bezüglich der schatten, Gedichte. Matthes und Seitz, 2019

2010: Lyrikpreis des Open Mike
2016: Paris-Stipendium des Kantons Bern
2018: Werkbeitrag der Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia
2019: Writer in Residence Deutsches Haus an der NYU
2020: Stadtschreiber-Stipendium der Universitätsstadt Tübingen
2020: Clemens-Brentano-Preis

Listen to the poet on lyrikline.org

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