Enrique Winter

Fellow of the Sylt Foundation
Chilean poet Enrique Winter is joining the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity and taking part in the literary readings "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017.

In 2016 the Sylt Foundation and the Poetry on the Road Festival invited Enrique Winter to participate in this year's festival in Bremen. Over the years this fruitful collaboration brought many poets from overseas to Germany to share their work.

Enrique Winter (Santiago, Chile, 1982) is author of Atar las naves (winner of the Víctor Jara Arts Festival), Rascacielos (awarded the National Book Council fellowship, available in English as Skyscrapers), Guía de despacho (winner of the National Young Poet Competition), Lengua de señas (winner of the Pablo de Rokha Poetry Prize, available in English as Sign Tongue, version that won as well the Goodmorning Menagerie Chapbook-in-Translation prize) and co-author of the LP Agua en polvo (awarded the Fund for the Promotion of Chilean Music fellowship), collected in several anthologies and languages including German’s Oben das Meer unten der Himmel (Luxbooks, 2016). He is also author of the novel Las bolsas de basura and translator of books by Charles Bernstein and Philip Larkin. Winter holds an MFA in Creative Writing at NYU and directs the Creative Writing diploma at PUCV. He used to be an editor and an attorney.