Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2016

Jul, Aug, Sep

Alexander Gumz | Writer

Alexander Gumz © Karolina Golimowska
Alexander Gumz © Karolina Golimowska
born in Berlin

Poet and organizer of literary events for KOOK and poesiefestival berlin.
He co-founded several festivals for literature and music: LAN. Drei Tage junge Literatur und Musik in Berlin, HAM.LIT. Lange Nacht junger Literatur und Musik in Hamburg, Teil der Bewegung in Leipzig and Frankfurt/Main and Wortgarten – Literatur und Musik in der Uckermark.

His poems were published in literary magazines and newspapers, broadcasted on German radio and TV. His first volume of poetry, »ausrücken mit modellen«, was published by kookbooks, Berlin, in 2011, followed by »45sec«, poems with photos by Michael Mieß, SuKuLTur, Berlin, 2013. A chap book with New York poems will be published in Autumn 2015 by parasitenpresse, Cologne.

He was a fellow at Villa Decius in Crakow, Poland (2007), of the Federal State Government of Berlin (2010) and of Deutsche Akademie Rom at Casa Baldi, Olevano Romano, Italy (2013). He was awarded with the Wiener Werkstattpreis, Vienna, Austria (2002) and the Clemens-Brentano-Förderpreis, Heidelberg, Germany (2012).