Nora Gomringer

- Germany -

Born 1980, owns a Swiss and a German passport. Her writing life has travelled between page-bound-poetry and spoken word performances. She was awarded several renown prizes for her work, is a member of the PEN and has spent many moons in residencies all over the world (New York City, Novosibirsk, Beijing a.o.). In the fall of 2016 she will be living in Kyoto as a guest of the Goethe Institut. Her poetry is centered around the theme of orality and memory, her performances are lively and humor is a key element in her work. Beyond the page her words are well received in musical and theatrical performances together with percussive Jazz legend Baby Sommer, Philipp Scholz and others. Her poetry films were shown in festivals world wide. Since 2010 she is proving her organizational talents as head director of the International Artist Residency Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia at Bamberg, Germany.