Barbara Köhler 1959

Barbara Köhler was born in Burgstädt, in former East Germany, on April 11, 1959 and grew up in Penig. After leaving school, she spent some time working in the textile manufacturing industry in Plauen, in a care home for the elderly, and as a lighting assistant in the city theatre in Karl Marx Stadt (now Chemnitz). From 1985 to 1988 she studied at the Johannes R. Becher Literature Institute in Leipzig and began publishing work in magazines. After the fall of the Wall, her debut collection, Deutsches Roulette (German Roulette), was published in 1991 by Suhrkamp Verlag. It was followed by many more, including the poetry collection Blue Box (1995) and Wittgensteins Nichte (Wittgenstein’s Niece; 1999).

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Barbara Köhler (born April 11,1959, in Burgstädt, East Germany) is a German poet and translator. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, she was able to publish her first collection, 'Deutsches Roulette' (German Roulette) , in 1991.
After finishing the Abitur, the school system in Germany, she was a textile production worker for a while. Before becoming a poet, she also worked in an elderly home, and was a lighting assistant for the city theater in Karl Marx Stadt. In 1985 she studied at the Johannes R. Becher Literature Institute in Leipzig for three years, then started publishing work for magazines. Once the Berlin Wall fell, her own poetry and work began being published. [Wikipedia]