Mirko Bonné

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Mirko Bonné (born 9 June 1965) is a German writer and translator.

Bonné was born in Tegernsee, Bavaria. In 1975 his family moved to Hamburg, where he attended the Hansa Gymnasium. He graduated from the Otto Hahn Gymnasium in Geesthacht in 1986 and worked as a bookshop assistant, taxi driver and nurse. His writing career began in the early 1990s with journalism, moving on to lyric poetry and translations.

In his poetry, influenced by Keats, Trakl and Eich, he treats the themes of landscape, life, and memory, while his prose, which includes novels about Shackleton and Camus, concerns itself with the mechanisms of oppression. He has published travel writing about South America, Russia, China, the United States, Iran, and Antarctica, and translated Anderson, Dickinson, Keats, Cummings, Creeley, Yeats, and Gherasim Luca. He is a member of PEN Germany and lives in Hamburg.

Original works[edit]


  • John Keats: Werke und Briefe. Phillip Reclam jun., Stuttgart 1995.
  • E. E. Cummings: 39 Alphabetisch. Gedichte. Urs Engeler Editor, Weil am Rhein 2001.
  • Terry McDonagh: Kiltimagh. Ausgewählte Gedichte. Blaupause Books, Hamburg 2001.
  • Ghérasim Luca: Das Körperecho. Gedichte. Urs Engeler Editor, Weil am Rhein 2004.
  • William Butler Yeats: Die Gedichte (mit M. Beyer, G. Falkner, N. Hummelt (Hrsg.), C. Schuenke). Luchterhand, München 2005.
  • Samuel Beckett: Six Poèmes / Sechs Gedichte. Wolfenbütteler Übersetzergespräche, Wolfenbüttel 2006.
  • Robert Creeley: Alles, was es für immer bedeutet. Gedichte. Jung und Jung, Salzburg und Wien 2006.
  • Rutger Kopland: Dank sei den Dingen. Ausgewählte Gedichte 1966 – 2006 (mit Hendrik Rost), Carl Hanser, München 2008.
  • Emma Lew: Nesselgesang. Gedichte. Yedermann, München 2008.
  • Sherwood Anderson: Winesburg, Ohio. Schöffling & Co., Frankfurt am Main 2012, ISBN 978-3-89561-232-9.

Essays in literary journals[edit]


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