Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín


July 8th to 15th, 2017

INVITED POETS

Timo Berger (Germany, 1974)



Timo Berger was born in Stuttgart in 1974, lives and works in Berlin as a poet, journalist, cultural producer and translator. He is the author of several books of poems and stories, writes in German and Spanish. Berger is co-founder of the Festival Latinale (Berlin) (www.latinale.de) dedicated to current Latin American poetry. He was also co-founder of the Poetry Festival Salida al Mar (Argentina, 2004-2007), and coordinated the German poetic events at FIL in Guadalajara in 2011, when Germany was the guest country of honor.

He has given literary workshops in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica and Chile. He has compiled anthologies and dossiers in Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Germany. His most recent publication as an author is Der Süden (parasitenpresse, Köln, 2014), Microclimas (Editorial Vox, Bahia Blanca / Argentina, 2014) and Mitlesebuch (Aphaia Verlag, Berlin, 2015) and as anthologist The End of the Affirmation. Anthology of Newest poetry in German (Editions VOX / 27 Pulqui, Buenos Aires, 2015) and From There Only. Current Poetry of Central America and the Caribbean (VOX Editions, Bahia Blanca / Argentina, 2014). He translated, among others, Fabian Casas, Sergio Raimondi, Pola Oloixarac, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Manuel Rivas, Raul Zurita, Silvio Rodriguez, Julian Herbert, Criolo, Luis Chaves, Nicolas Behr, Martin Gambarotta to German.

He has been invited to festivals such as POETS in Madrid (2016) and EXPOESIA in Bilbao (2016), Central America Cuenta en Managua (2013 and 2014), International Poetry Festival of Rosario (2014), FILBA 2014 International Literary Festival in Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, International Poetry Festival of Granada, Nicaragua (2010 and 2013) and Poesiefestival Berlin (2016). He is canophobic, loves cats, but he is allergic to their fur. He manages the blog: http://timoberger.blogspot.de/

Published at May 27th, 2017

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