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KLING, Thomas
Thomas Kling, born in 1957 in Bingen and passed away on April 1, 2005. He earned a reputation as one of the most important poets writing in German after his first book appeared on the literary scene in 1986: erprobung herzstärkender mittel [testing heart-strengthening medication]. His poems have been compared to those of Ernst Jandl; in fact, considering the momentum, combinatory suggestiveness, and linguistic brilliance of Kling's poems, one critic has declared the beginning of the post-Jandl era for German poetry. Kling was awarded the Else-Lasker Schüler Prize for his poetry.

Russian Digest und andere Gedichte (Russian Digest and other Poems ) from nacht.sicht.gerät : Vol. 1, No. 1

Gewebeprobe und andere Gedichte (Tissue Sample and other poems) from morsch (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1996), Vol. 6, No. 2/3

Die Modefarben 1914 (Fashionable Colors 1914) from Fernhandel (Cologne: DuMont Buchverlag, 1999), Vol. 7, No. 2/3

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