Kirsch, Sarah

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Kirsch, Sarah Gender: F
Bernstein, Ingrid
born on 16 April 1935 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Limlingerode, Germany, 51n3235, 10e3143
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Muller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°38' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°14 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 06°39'

Sarah Kirsch
photo: Stark (geb. Katscherowski), Vera, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German poet.

She changed her first name to Sarah in order to protest against her father's anti-semitism. She studied biology in Halle and literature at the Johannes R. Becher Institute for Literature in Leipzig. In 1965, she married the writer Rainer Kirsch. She protested against East Germany's expulsion of Wolf Biermann in 1976, which led to her exclusion from the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). One year later she left the country herself, nevertheless being critical of the west as well. She is mainly known for her poetry, but she also writes prose and has translated children's books into German. In 1976 Sarah Kirsch was awarded the German international literary Petrarca-Preis prize.

She is considered one of the most luminous figures on the reunited German poetic horizon. Her poems have been translated even into Japanese.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Muller, vol 3


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet