Ulrike Almut Sandig Biography

Ulrike Almut Sandig was born in Großenhain (Saxony), in 1979, and grew up in the German town of Riesa, near Dresden. After working in France for a year, she moved to Leipzig in 1998, where she still lives today. She made several extended study-trips to India, and together with Marlen Pelny founded the literary project 'augenpost' (Poetry for all, www.augenpost.de), where the two brought poetry to the streets of Leipzig, pasting poems on lampposts, traffic lights, and building hoardings. She completed her degree in Religious Studies and modern Indian languages and literature in 2005