Arne Rautenberg studied Art History, Contemporary German Literature and Ethnology and now lives as a writer and artist in Kiel, Germany. He principally works in the genre of poetry, and his work defies simple classification. He experiments playfully with different rhythms and styles, intonations and levels of language. Arne’s poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, as well as text books. He has recently produced three collections of children’s poetry, as well as three collections of darker work. Arne is also an artist and his “wall poems” have been shown in a number of exhibitions. He held the Liliencron lectorship in poets in 2013, and was chosen as a member of the German Academy of Language and Poetry in 2017.
Photo: Birgit Rautenberg