Ulrike Draesner

Ulrike Draesner was born in Munich, Germany, in 1962. She initially studied law, but, when accepting a stipend for Oxford University, she shifted her focus to English and German literature as well as philosophy. Having spent several years abroad in various locations, she concluded her studies in 1989 and received a doctorate for a dissertation about Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival. In order to concentrate fully on writing, she quit her university position. In 1995 her first book of poems, gedächtnisschleifen, was published. In 1996, she moved to Berlin where she lives and works as an author of poetry, essays, and fiction.

2 Poems by Ulrike Draesner

untitled alongside the field vor uns um uns                                         a banquet row gravel, surfaces, one and a half yards wide your accuracy the lopsided slant of the road the usual 2.5% beneath a creamy sun’s frosty halo against the ascending turf’s …

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