Dagmara Kraus was born in Poland and raised there and in Germany. She is the author of seven books of poetry and fiction. Her poetry and translations appear widely, including the poetry collections 'kummerang' (Kookbooks, Berlin, 2012) / 'gloomerang' (Argos Books, New York, 2014) and 'kleine grammaturgie' (Urs Engeler/roughbooks, Solothurn, 2013). She has received various awards for her work as a poet, including the Erlanger Literature Prize for Poetry in Translation 2017, the Kassel Prize for Comedic Literature 2018 and the Basel Poetry Prize 2018. Most recently, she published the children's book 'alle nase diederdase' (kookbooks 2017) and 'Aby Ohrkranf's HUNCH POEM' (Urs Engeler / roughbooks, 2018).