Daniela Seel (c) Anne Provoost
Daniela Seel, born in 1974 in Frankfurt am Main, lives in Berlin and earns her living as an editor, proof reader, critic, presenter and event organiser and with lectures and readings. Her peoms appear in magazines, journals, newspapers, anthologies, online and on the radio, including in Zwischen den Zeilen, Edit, Neue Rundschau, Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, lauter niemand, DLF Lesezeit, FAZ, poetenladen.de, Lyrik von Jetzt (DuMont 2003) and Jahrbuch der Lyrik (S. Fischer 2009). In 2003 together with graphic artist and book designer Andreas Töpfer she founded kookbooks – Labor für Poesie als Lebensform (Laboratory for Poetry as a Way of Life). The founding of this publishing house was acclaimed as the most spectacular of recent years and Daniela Seel has been described as “the Ché Guevara of German publishing”. For her commitment to publishing, she was awarded the Kurt Wolff Promotional Prize in 2006 and the Horst Bienek Promotional Prize in 2007. Her first collection of poems, ich kann diese stelle nicht wiederfinden, appeared in 2011 and received the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize, the Ernst Meiski Promotional Prize and the Art Prize Literature of Lotte Brandenburg.
Publication: ich kann diese stelle nicht wiederfinden (kookbooks 2011)