Thomas Wensing

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Thomas Wensing
Born (1978-05-01) May 1, 1978 (age 42)
OccupationWriter and poet
Years active1999–present
Website Official website of Thomas Wensing (in German)

Thomas Wensing (born May 1, 1978 in Cologne) is a German author of poetry and short stories. [1]


Life and works

Thomas Wensing, born 1978 in Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia) has studied at the University of Cologne and at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. [2] He obtained his PhD from the latter institution in 2011. [3]

Besides studies and occupation, Wensing developed skills in writing literary texts. [4] Since the late 1990s, he has been publishing poetry in a couple of anthologies, e.g. in Junge Lyrik, [5] Junge Lyrik II and Junge Lyrik III, a book series published by Martin Werhand Verlag. [6] In 2006, he participated in the visual-poetric project Poesie bewegt of the Bremer Straßenbahn AG under supervision of Joachim Tuz. [7] Together with the two musicians Martin Schmitz and Michael Wurzel, Wensing formed the trio eher selten [8] that performed poetry and music at various occasions in the mid-2000s. [9] Apart from that group, he tried out his texts in several other formats, e.g. in cooperation with the Stadttheater Ingolstadt. [10]

In August 2014 Martin Werhand Verlag published Wensings first own volume of poems (Mitschrift), within the series 100 Gedichte. [11] [12] A volume of short stories (Zwischenspiel) appeared in late 2015 in the same publishing house. [13] In December 2019 the MWV published a third book with poems (Herbsttag), within the series 50 Gedichte. [14]

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Literature (Selection)

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  1. Thomas Wensing. In: Kürschners Deutscher Literatur-Kalender 2014/2015: Band I: A-O. Band II: P-Z., Walter De Gruyter Incorporated, 2014, P. 1132, ISBN   978-3-11-033720-4.
  2. Biographical details of Thomas Wensing. In: Mitschrift., Martin Werhand Verlag, 2014, P. 169
  3. Thomas Wensing at Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Archived May 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  4. Biographical Data of Thomas Wensing. In: Zwischenspiel (Short Stories)., Martin Werhand Verlag, 2015, P. 233
  5. Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 23. July 2004.
  6. Junge Lyrik-Reihe: 750 Gedichte. Martin Werhand Verlag, 2002
  7. Thomas Wensing. In: Poesie bewegt. der Bremer Straßenbahn AG Archived September 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. Thomas Wensing in: Mal rockig, mal sanft Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger , 22. February 2006
  9. Thomas Wensing in: Kein Seelenstriptease Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger , 7. March 2007
  10. Thomas Wensing in Text und Spiel: Thomas Wensing im Kleinen Haus, Donaukurier, 7. June 2010
  11. Series: 100 Poems. Martin Werhand Verlag, 2016
  12. Mitschrift., Martin Werhand Verlag , Melsbach, 2014, 190 Pages
  13. Thomas Wensing. In: Martin Werhand Verlag., Publikationen 2015
  14. Lyrik-Reihe: 50 Gedichte. Martin Werhand Verlag, 2019
  15. Thomas Wensing. In: Martin Werhand Verlag
  16. Thomas Wensing. In: Junge Lyrik: (Jahrgänge 1967 – 1982), Band 3., Martin Werhand Verlag, Melsbach, 2002, P. 560