Monika Rinck was born 1969 in Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate and lives in Berlin. Since 1989, after her university years devoted to Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, she published several books in a number of publishing houses. Her most recent poetrybook HONIGPROTOKOLLE (Honey Protocolls) came out in 2012, for which she was awarded the Huchel-Preis 2013. Followed by RISIKO UND IDIOTIE (Risk and Idiocy), Essays, in Spring 2015. Monika Rinck is member of the P.E.N.-Club, the Lyrikknappschaft Schöneberg, the Akademy of Arts Berlin and the German Academy for Language and Literature. Since 2008 she performs at the RottenKinckschow, together with Ann Cotten und Sabine Scho. In 2015, Monika Rinck was awarded the Kleistpreis. She translates, most notably with Orsolya Kalász, from the Hungarian, she cooperates with musicians and composers, and she teaches from time to time at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Monika Rinck will be curating the Poetica 2017.
Poetology, Forms of Poetic Representation, “Sympathiezauber”, Bad Empathy, Mimesis, Translation and Hypnosis, the Work of Sleep