Thomas Wohlfahrt is director of the Haus für Poesie in Berlin. He has studied German Language and Literature as well as Music at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle/Wittenburg and completed his post-doctoral thesis in 1985. Since 1991, in his position as founding director of the Haus für Poesie, formerly known as Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, he has been responsible for leading about 100 events every year on contemporary German and international poetry, as well as the poesiefestival berlin, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, and the open mike. Besides he has initiated the poetry website lyrikline.org in 1999 and the first Berlin Poetry Lecture 2016. Thomas Wohlfahrt is a member of numerous international committees and advises on art and literature programs. He is member of the German commission of UNESCO. He is editor of various publications, i.a. the series VERSschmuggel (publishing house: Das Wunderhorn) and the Berliner Rede zur Poesie (Wallstein). He has been the managing director of the since 1993 and eurobylon internationale Großprojekte e.V. since 1997. In 2005 he was awarded the Grimme Online Award.