In 2013, Katharina Schultens (born 1980, Kirchen/Sieg) was awarded the Leonce-und-Lena Prize for the “courageous and innovative way” in which she “takes a core piece of the contemporary world into consideration, and into language: the subject thrown under the wheels of the financial system”. Schulten’s poems continually permeate specialised languages, which she represents by weaving them into new complexity. Thus the poet takes on biology or corporate finance and speculation in her last book of poems, “gorgos portfolio” which moves from the figure of Medusa in Greek Mythology to the contemporary working conditions of women.
Schultens has been working at the Humboldt University since 2006, becoming the Manager of the School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof there in 2012, studied Cultural Studies in Hildesheim, St Louis and Bologna. Since 1998 she has been publishing her poetry in magazines and anthologies. Most recently, she won second prize in the lauter niemand prize for political poetry IV, 2014.
Aufbrüche. (Outbreaks) Poems, Rhein-Mosel-Verlag 2004
gierstabil. (Yaw-stable) Poems, Luxbooks 2011
gorgos portfolio. Poems, kookbooks 2014