Martin Westenberg studied German studies, art education and sociology. During the course of his studies he jobbed as a roadie, film projectionist and taxi driver. For many years now he works as a project manager in the film industry and lives in Frankfurt am Main. 2018 he released the lyric volume »Anmerkungen zum Sonnenstand« (engl. »Notes on the Position of the Sun«), and 2019 the volume »Mein Vater war Schwimmer« followed. For more information you may visit his website

Ralf-Rainer Rygulla about Martin Westenbergers works: Martin Westenbergers poems are skeletonized narratives, which leave the reader with one schocked and one grinning eye baffled behind. Once you start laughing, you become insecure, if laughing is an appropriate reaction.