Thomas Wensing

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Thomas Wensing
Born (1978-05-01) May 1, 1978 (age 40)
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]

Cologne Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Cologne is the largest city of Germany's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and its 1 million+ (2016) inhabitants make it the fourth most populous city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. The largest city on the Rhine, it is also the most populous city both of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas, and of the Rhineland. Centred on the left bank of the Rhine, Cologne is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Düsseldorf and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn. It is the largest city in the Central Franconian and Ripuarian dialect areas.

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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]

North Rhine-Westphalia State in Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of Germany.

University of Cologne university in Germany

The University of Cologne is a university in Cologne, Germany. It was the sixth university to be established in Central Europe and, although it closed in 1798 before being re-established in 1919, it is now one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 48,000 students. The University of Cologne is a German Excellence University, and as of 2017 it ranks 145th globally according to Times Higher Education'.'

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt university

The Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is a Roman Catholic research university in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany.

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]

Martin Werhand Verlag

The Martin Werhand Verlag is a German publishing house with a focus on contemporary literature and poetry. More than 25% of the 150 published authors have an immigrant background with parents who were born outside of Germany and have their roots in countries like the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Russia or Uganda. Thus is also a mirror image of the German Society. The Martin Werhand publishing house stands for tolerance, integration and openness. It is located in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Bremer Straßenbahn

Bremer Straßenbahn AG, often abbreviated BSAG, is the public transport provider for Bremen, Germany, offering tramway and bus services. As of 2014, BSAG operated 7 tram lines in Bremen, operating on 106.2 kilometres (66.0 mi) of route.

Stadttheater Ingolstadt is a theatre in Bavaria, Germany.

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]

Selected publications


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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. Thomas Wensing. In: Martin Werhand Verlag
  15. Thomas Wensing. In: Junge Lyrik: (Jahrgänge 1967 – 1982), Band 3., Martin Werhand Verlag, Melsbach, 2002, P. 560