Katharina Schultens (born 1980 in Kirchen, Germany) has so far published four collections of poetry and two essays. She debuted in 2004 with the collection Aufbrüche
, written during two years abroad in St. Louis, USA and Bologna, Italy. For poems, later published in her second collection, gierstabil
(2011), she won the 2007 Georg K. Glaser promotion prize, with the jury praising her for developing “impressively worked poems where ideas meet reined-in impressionistic power in great lightness and certainty of form”, and the 2009 promotion prize for the Art Prize of the State of Rhineland Palatinate.
Katharina Schultens will be reading in German and English, followed by a discussion in English with David Gosselin, McGill University.