Jean Krier

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Jean Krier (2 January 1949 – 12 January 2013) was a Luxembourg poet who in 2011 was awarded both the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize for the best work by a non-German author and the Servais Prize for the best literary work written by a Luxembourger.[1] In both cases, the work in question was Herzens Lust Spiele (2010).[2] In connection with the Chamisso prize, the jury commented on how the work provided an original and impressive enrichment of German-language poetry. "His carpets of German, subtly interspersed with sprinkles of French, are fed by experiential elements and reading experiences".[3]

Krier was born in Luxembourg City, studied German and English literature in Freiburg, and lived and worked in Luxembourg. He contributed poems to German-language publications such as NDL (NeueDeutscheLyriker), Manuskripte: Zeitschrift für Literatur, Akzente: Zeitschrift für Dichtung, Das Gedicht: Zeitschrift für Lyrik, Essay und Kritik and Poet-magazin.[4]


  • "Herzens Lust Spiele", poetenladen, Leipzig, 2010
  • "Gefundenes Fressen", Rimbaud, Aachen, 2005
  • "Tableaux/Sehstücke", Gollenstein, Blieskastel, 2002
  • "Bretonische Inseln", Landpresse, Weilerswist, 1995


  1. "DAS GEDICHT trauert um seinen Autor und ehemaligen Redakteur Jean Krier (1949 – 2013)" (in German). Das Gedicht. Zeitschrift für Lyrik, Essay und Kritik. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Noch ein Preis für Jean Krier", Luxemburger Wort, 23 March 2011. (German) Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  3. Vaclav Demling, "Chamisso Prize Goes To Jean Krier (02/26/2011)", Goethe Institut, February 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  4. "Jean Krier", Poetenladen. Retrieved 24 March 2011.