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Anne-Sophie Balzer is a journalist, researcher, writer, and admirer of all things wild. She writes essays, literary reviews, features and poetry. Additionally and against higher powers she attempts to finish her PhD thesis “Writing with Glaciers”. Anne-Sophie received a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Erfurt for a thesis on Valerie Solana’s “SCUM Manifesto”. She holds a MA in Cultural Theory and History from Humboldt University of Berlin, hard-earned for watching every campaign speech Hilary Clinton ever gave throughout the years. After some years wondering how a person should be, she is still wondering. Anne-Sophie is based in Augsburg and Berlin, Germany. From summer 2023 onwards she is based in Pullman, Washington State, at WSU, having (somehow) convinced Fulbright that contemporary poetry about glaciers is the most important thing to be researching right now.

Her work as a journalist appears in German publications such as DIE ZEIT and ZEIT ONLINE, Berliner Zeitung, and die taz. She is an occasional contributor to the national public radio DLF Kultur. Poems of hers have appeared in Amberflora, Plant-Human Quarterly, Maiden Magazine, and elsewhere.