Pedro Lenz


'When the schoolgirl / in the Domino Tea Room / suddenly started sobbing, / an old woman, / none of whose business it was, / said not to take things so much to heart.'

Curriculum Vitae

'Almost no one knows / that Ulrich Gwerder, / who, dressed as a merry shepherd, / posed in 1970 for a jazzy poster / for Tourist Information / in the city of Lucerne / was – at heart – a leftie.'

Pedro Lenz

Pedro Lenz is a Swiss slam poet, columnist and novelist. His novel The Goalie's Me was originally written in Swiss dialect and has been translated into Standard German. It invites comparison with the oral tradition in the work of Irvine Welsh and Roddy Doyle.