Ulrike Almut Sandig
was born in Großenhain (GDR) in 1979 and now lives in Leipzig and Berlin. She started publishing her poetry by pasting poems onto construction fences and spreading them on flyers and free postcards. She completed her magister in religious studies and modern Indology and then received her diploma from the German creative writing program at Leipzig. She has published three volumes of poetry; for her second, Streumen, she was awarded the Leonce and Lena Prize.