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Tomás Cohen

Tomás Cohen is a Berlin-based writer, translator and painter from Chile. Aged 18, he was awarded the prestigious grant for young poets of the Pablo Neruda Foundation. He studied Musicology and Fine Arts at P. Universidad Católica de Chile and Art History at New York University. While in NY, he interned at Christie’s Department of Postwar and Contemporary Art and interviewed the poet John Ashbery. After living for two years in Nepal, he is currently based in Germany, where arrived to study Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit at Universität Hamburg. Tomás has read his poetry in recitals and festivals of various cities of America and Europe. As founding member of the Found in Translation writers collective, he organises the Hafen Lesung multilingual reading series of Hamburg. He has been resident translator at the Übersetzerhaus Looren (Switzerland), the Baltic Center for Writers and Translators (Sweden) and was the Chilean Editor-at-Large of Asymptote journal. His poetry has been translated into six languages, and published in German (translated by Monika Rinck) in the journals Edit, Park, NOX and Prothese. His book “Redoble del ronroneo” was published by Buenos Aires Poetry in 2016. His book “Goznes” is upcoming this year 2019 by Ediciones Bastante, Chile.

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