Semier Insayif

Austria


We don´t know anything for sure. I think poetry is a special way of perception, a way to increase possibilities, to ask questions and to open windows which you never had recognized before, because the beginning of their existence is the very beginning of a poem.

Semier Insayif

Semier Insayif was born in 1965 and he lives in Vienna as a free-lance writer since 1993. Readings and speak-performances in Austria and abroad. Publications in various literarature magazines, art catalogues, anthologies and on air.

So far five books of poetry: "69 konkrete annäherungsversuche" (poems + cd, edition doppelpunkt, wien 1998), "über gänge verkörpert oder vom verlegen der bewegung in die form der körper" (poems, haymon verlag, innsbruck 2001), "libellen tänze – blau pfeil platt bauch vier fleck", martin hornstein – 6 suiten für violoncello solo von J.S.Bach (BWV 1007-1012), (poems + CD, haymon verlag, innsbruck 2004), "unter schall – gedichte im zweiklang", (offizin s., meran 2007) and "boden los" (poems, haymonverlag, innsbruck 2012). In 2017 his poetry collection über zeugungen (Verlag Berger, 2017) was published.

In 2009 he published the novel "faruq" (haymonverlag innsbruck).

Various prizes and scholarships, such as autorenstipendium für literatur der literar mechana jubiläumsfonds 2008 and staatsstipendium für literatur des bmuk 2009/2010, literaturaufenthalststipendium "casa litterarum" 2012, projektstipendium für literatur des bundesministerium für kunst und kultur 2014/15.

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