I am a German/American poet currently living in Germany. Besides writing I work as a social worker with minor refugees.
Ever since I read my first Edgar Allan Poe story I have been fascinated by darkness and horror. Further in life I began questioning moral, ethics and freedom, which led me to a profound interest towards sociology, philosophy, history and gruesome crime. In the search for my own freedom I began questioning the morals, ethics and norms that are given to us by different institutions: family, religions or the state. I wanted to learn about those that counteracted these norms, which led me to an interest towards everyone and everything which radically opposes these. I devoured Nietzsche, loved stories of serial murderers, read about psychological experiments attempting to define evil, Hannah Arendt lectures on evil and so on. I was captivated and through this I found my own authentic freedom. I am not a murderer, rapist, but an author with his own idea of morals, norms and ethics.
In the coming months I will publish two collections of poetry. One will be called “Existence and Death”, which is inspired by the existentialist philosophers and authors. The other collection will be a collection of political poems written in 2016-2017
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BLOODBURSTS describes the true story of Fritz Haarmann, The Werewolf of Hannover. Haarmann was accused and convicted of raping and mutilating the bodies of up to twenty-four young men in Hannover, Germany between the years 1918 and 1924. Bloodbursts contains graphic murder scenes, homosexual rape, and the philosophical meanderings of the character Haarmann may not be suitable for minors.
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