Ron Winkler, born in Jena in 1973, has so far published five volumes of poetry, the latest being “Karten aus Gebieten” (2017). He has also edited a number of anthologies, including “Schneegedichte” (2011). In 2005 he received the Leonce and Lena Prize, and in 2006 the Mondseer Lyrikpreis. In 2012 he was granted the Rainer Malkowski residency. In 2015 he won the Munich Poetry Prize, in 2016 the Basel Poetry Prize, and in 2017 the Harald Gerlach residency awarded by the State of Thuringia.