The poetry of the lyricist Martina Hügli, who was born in 1969 in Olten, Switzerland, has been appreciated and furthered in several ways: from a financial contribution to her first poem cycle by the Canton of Basel-Stadt via a »work year« by the City Solothurn and a scholarship of residence in the Literary Colloquium Berlin (LCB) in 1998 through to an invitation to a competition for the Leonce-and-Lena prize in Darmstadt in 1999.