Farhad Showghi

Farhad Showghi (c) G2 Baraniak

Farhad Showghi, born in 1961 in Prague, spent his youth in Germany and Iran. Having studied Human Medicine in Erlangen, he now lives and works as a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, writer and translator in Hamburg. His publications include the collections Die Sekunde ist eine bewohnbare Provinz (1988), Die Walnußmaske, durch die ich mich träumend aß (1998), Ende des Stadtplans (2003), Die große Entfernung (2008) and In verbrachter Zeit (2014). His poems have been described as “idiosyncratic constructions hovering between prose and poetry”. Showghi writes “hermetic poetry which undertakes a radical reinterpretation of our environment”. His work has earned him the cultural promotion prizes for Literature of the cities of Erlangen and Hamburg, the 3Sat Prize in the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition and the N. C. Kaser Poetry Prize.

Publications (a selection): Ende des Stadtplans (Urs Engeler 2003), Die große Entfernung (Urs Engeler 2008), In verbrachter Zeit (kookbooks 2014)