Odile Kennel 




fröhliches Gedicht german

O-Ton schonendes Gedicht german

Tiere zu fragen german

Translations: en

to poem

Odile Kennel 

photo © Jo Frank
* 26.06.1967, Bühl (Baden), Germany
lives in: Berlin, Germany

In her first book of poetry, “oder wie heißt diese interplanetare Luft” (or what do you call this interplanetary air), which appeared in 2013, Odile Kennel (born 1967, Bühl/Baden) sonorously and sensuously describes a present, which permits moments of transcendence even in its quotidian simplicity.

The prose and poetry writer, who grew up bilingual, has distinguished herself through her active translation work. From the French, Portuguese and Spanish, she has translated contemporary poets such as Ricardo Domeneck, Angélica Freitas, Damaris Calderón and Jean Portante.

 photo © Jo Frank
Before moving to Berlin in 1999, she studied Cultural Studies and Political Science in Tübingen, Berlin and Lisbon, as well as Cultural Management in Dijon and Bukarest.

In 2014 Kennel won second place in the Munich Poetry Prize. She has been awarded numerous scholarships.