CARDINAL POINTS: THE CURRENT ISSUE
Lothar Quinkenstein
Lothar Quinkenstein
Born in 1967 in Bayreuth, Southwestern Germany, Lothar Quinkenstein grew up in the Saarland region on the border between Germany and France. He studied German and Anthropology at the University of Freiburg then worked as a German teacher in Russia and, since 1994, in Poland. In 1999 he joined the teaching staff in the German Studies Department at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, where he also completed his Ph.D. He has published poems, short stories, and translations from Polish in various publications, including the poetry volume Beim Stimmen der Saiten (While Tuning the Strings, Saarbrücken 2007) and contributions to two important anthologies of contemporary German verse, An Deutschland gedacht (Having Thought of Germany) and Versnetze_zwei (Verse Networks_two, both 2009). In 2010, he was one of the feature poets at the International Poetry Festival Translations 2010, held at Bates College. The poems selected here are from the forthcoming festival volume, edited by Claudia Aburto-Guzmán.











































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