Bert Papenfuß (1956) Stavenhagen (GDR), lives in Berlin. Poet, essayist, editor, translator. Publishes his works since the end of 1970s first illegally, since 1985 in various publishing houses in West and East Germany. Performed his poetry with Punk and Rock bands, published graphic editions in collaboration with many artists. Runs the bar Rumbalotte continua in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Awards: 1988 N. C. Kaser Preis, Lana, South Tirol; 1991 F. C. Weiskopf Preis, Berlin; 1998 Erich Fried Preis, Vienna; 2008 Eugen Viehof-Ehrengabe der Deutschen Schillerstiftung, Munich.