Stan Lafleur was born on 16th February 1968 in Karlsruhe
and currently lives in Cologne. He took all manner of
courses at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Cologne,
without as so many poets nowadays graduating
in anything. To support himself he had all manner of jobs
as well, e.g. as an internet journalist.
In Düsseldorf (1992-1994) and in Cologne (1994-2000)
he organised various literary events. He published the
magazine 'elektropansen für Literatur und Kunst'
(1994 1998). He also initiated the well-known Kölner
Sprechecke (Cologne's Speaker's Corner), started in
1997 as a public forum for literature and lectures. The
location is easily recognizable from the special monument
in Cologne's Stadtgarten, by Michael Oster, sculptor affiliated
to the Cologne Dombauhütte.
snapshot: Stan Lafleur in Sylt
© Tjitse Hofman, 2003
Lafleur won various Poetry Slams, was awarded Cologne's
Rolf-Dieter Brinkmann-Stipend (2001) and the Literary
Prize of the German state of North-Rhine-Westphalia in
the poetry category (2002), comprising of 3000 euro. He
reached Dutch national news with this prize, because he
had to share it with Dutch poet Ilja
Grunberg, also a Dutch author, received the prose
category prize, and he didn't have to share it, so he
got the full 6000 euro.
Together with Achim
Wagner and Enno
Stahl Lafleur initiated the 'Rheinischen Brigade'
(August 2001), a novel "rheinisch-föderalistischen"
literary collective, aiming to re-engage the author in
the classic role of politico-social acting subject 'wiederzubeleben'.
Lafleur ended up in Epibreren
after meeting the Poets
of Epibreren on the German Wadden Sea island of Sylt,
where they all performed at a literary festival in April
Please visit his own site at www.stanlafleur.de
Please browse www.google.com
for more information on Stan Lafleur.
blöde schöne scheiß geschichten,
stories, GENIE&ALLTAG, Köln/Düsseldorf,
to do in paradise. caribbean notices,
notices, GENIE&ALLTAG, Köln/Düsseldorf,
(verse), poetry, GENIE&ALLTAG,
sind ok, stories, GENIE&ALLTAG,
momente, poetry, parasitenpresse,
poetry and lyrics, edition roadhouse, Hannover,
Stan Lafleur: firstname.lastname@example.org
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