Thorsten Libotte

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Thorsten Libotte
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Self-portrait photograph
Born (1972-07-20) July 20, 1972 (age 47)
Bonn, Germany
OccupationWriter and poet
Years active1999–present
Website Official website of Thorsten Libotte (in German)

Thorsten Libotte (born July 20, 1972 in Bonn) is a German writer and poet. [1]


Life and career

Thorsten Libotte was born 1972 in Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia). After graduating from high school and subsequent military duty he began his biology studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in the fall of 1992. [2] In the spring of 2001 he moved to the University of Cologne to research as a doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Medicine and received his PhD in the summer of 2004. [3]

In addition to normal studies and professional activities, he developed his talent as a writer. Since the late 1990s, he is represented as a poet with various publications in numerous poetry anthologies, including three volumes of the Young Poetry Series Junge Lyrik at the Martin Werhand Verlag. [4] Furthermore, he contributed to the classic series Gedichte zur Weihnacht at the Reclam Verlag publishing house under supervision of editor Stephan Koranyi. [5]

In 2006 the Bremer Straßenbahn AG under the direction of Dr. Joachim Tuz started a visual lyrical project called Poetry in Motion (Poesie bewegt) with many modern authors and their contemporary poems, Thorsten Libotte among them. [6]

In March 2014 his own first book of poetry Quintessenz appeared in the series 100 Gedichte at Martin Werhand Verlag. His second poetry book was published in the same year under the name Mitbürger. [7] His third book of poems Zapping appeared in the series 250 Gedichte and was published at Martin Werhand Verlag in November 2015. [8]

Thorsten Libotte is father of two kids and lives with his family in Ruppichteroth. [9]

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Anthologies (selection)

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  1. Thorsten Libotte. In: Kürschners Deutscher Literatur-Kalender 2014/2015: Band I: A-O. Band II: P-Z., Walter De Gruyter Incorporated, 2014, p. 631–632 ISBN   978-3-11-033720-4
  2. Biographical details of Thorsten Libotte. In: Quintessenz., Martin Werhand Verlag, 2014, p. 115
  3. Thorsten Libotte at University of Cologne
  4. Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 23. Juli 2004.
  5. Thorsten Libotte. In: Gedichte zur Weihnacht., Reclam Verlag, Ditzingen, 2009, p. 188
  6. Thorsten Libotte. In: Poesie bewegt. Archived September 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  7. Mitbürger., Martin Werhand Verlag, Melsbach, 2014, p. 135
  8. Thorsten Libotte. In: Martin Werhand Verlag., Publikationen 2015
  9. Biographical details of Thorsten Libotte. In: Mitbürger., Martin Werhand Verlag, 2014, p. 115
  10. Thorsten Libotte in: Martin Werhand Verlag
  11. Thorsten Libotte. In: Junge Lyrik: (Jahrgänge 1967 – 1982), Band 3., Martin Werhand Verlag, Melsbach, 2002, p. 550
  12. Thorsten Libotte. In: Die Jahreszeiten der Liebe., Martin Werhand Verlag, Melsbach, 2006
  13. Thorsten Libotte. In: Gedanken wie Schmetterlinge., Thienemann Verlag, Stuttgart, 2010, p. 45