Matthias Göritz is an award-winning poet, translator, and novelist. He has published numerous books, including the volumes of poetry Loops (2001), Pools (2006), Tools (2012, Turkish 2016), and Spools (2021); the stories Im Hospital (In Hospital) (with photographs by Ramune Pigagaite, 2008), Shanghai Blues (with photographs by Vanja Vukovic, 2015 ) and Amerika (with photo work by Michael Eastman, 2021); and the novels Der kurze Traum des Jakob Voss (The Short Dream of Jakob Voss) (2005), Träumer und Sünder (Dreamers and Sinners) (2013, Turkish 2018) and Parker (2018). His works have been translated into many languages, and he has translated the works of other writers, including John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Mary Jo Bang, Volha Hapeyeva and Aleš Šteger. With Khetan Batti, Göritz initiated the Divan Berlin-Istanbul, which, under the artistic direction of Efe Duyan, Matthias Göritz, Khetan Bhatti and Cymin Samawaite, brought together Turkish and German poets and musicians for several concerts in Berlin and Istanbul in 2018. He currently teaches as Professor of the Practice in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. Parker and Spools oder Reisen ins Perfekt der Träume (Spools or Journeys in the Perfect of Dreams) will soon be published in Turkish translation.
Matthias Göritz was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2015 to February 2016, from June to August 2017 and from June to July 2018.