life and work
Florian Cieslik, born 1975 in Düsseldorf, grew up as the son of a guitar teacher and a social worker in Krefeld . After graduating from high school in 1995 and subsequent community service, he studied German and sports at the University of Cologne .  Already in his youth, Cieslik developed his talent in the writing guild. Since the late 1990s he has been working as an author somewhere between poetry and prose. In 2001 he published his first poetry band dynamite in the drawer , in 2002, the second volume then appeared outside the box. Since the beginning of the 2000s, he has also been represented as an author with publications in various poetry anthologies, including 2002 in the Martin Werhand Verlag in the third volume of the anthology series Junge Lyrik .  In 2003, he was on the occasion of World Book Day next six other poets, including Thomas Bruns , Patric Hemgesberg and Martin Werhand , on April 23, also at a writers reading  of Thalia Holding the boy poetry series in Munster loaded.  In 2006 he participated in the visual lyric project ofBremer Straßenbahn AG called Poetry Moves under the direction of Joachim Tuz part with his work.  Furthermore, his poetry was published in the Christmas classic series Gedichte zur Christmas  supervised by Stephan Koranyi at Reclam Verlag , as well as in 2012 texts in the anthology 155 Short: one not at all edited by Björn Högsdal and Wolf Hogekamp short collection of the best short texts of the poetry slam published by Lektora Verlag.
Born in Düsseldorf, he has been on tour with the Lyrock series designed by Cieslik and founded in the Cologne area.  His performances are accompanied by music on lyrock evenings. In addition, Cieslik and his team organized the Cologne Poetry Slam Reim in Flammen  until August 2019 , he was also a co-organizer of the NRW Slam Championships in 2011, he is host of "Poetry Slam Deluxe" at the Cologne Comedy Festival  and hosted the Cologne song slams strings love , which he chaired, together with Anke Fuchs. In addition, Florian Cieslik has been participating in poetry slams as a language artist and slam poet since 2006in the entire German-speaking area. In addition to numerous appearances in Germany, such as Cologne , Neuss , Wiesbaden ,  Frankfurt am Main , Düsseldorf ,  Kiel , Bochum ,  Hamburg ,  Dresden , Leipzig , Hanover  or as in Stuttgart with Andy Strauss  he is also a regular participant in slam events in Switzerland . He was a participant in the German International Poetry Slam 2007 inBerlin , at the WDR Poetry Slam  and the SAT1 Slam Tour with Kuttner . In 2008 Florian Cieslik was a finalist (fifth place) at the German-language Poetry Slam Championships in Zurich ,  in 2010 he won the SWR Poetry Slam twice in a row,  in 2014 Cieslik was the winner of the Hessen Slam. 
In addition to his work as an author, organizer, moderator and slam poet, he also passes on his knowledge in workshops on creative writing and poetry slams at schools  and universities  . Furthermore, he heads the theater group at the Wöhlerschule in Frankfurt am Main .  For the WDR 2 he created in 2015 with his home slam a guest contribution to the theme week homeland. 
- 2008: Finalist at the German-language Poetry Slam Championships in Zurich
- 2010: Sieger des SWR Poetry Slam
- 2014: Winner of the Hessen Slam 
- Dynamite in the drawer. Poems. Dynamit-Verl., Cologne 2001
- Thinking outside the box. Poems. Dynamit-Verl., Neuss 2002
- Junge Lyrik III - 50 poets. Anthology, Martin Werhand Verlag , Melsbach 2002, ISBN 3-9806390-3-7 . Also the second, revised edition.
- Poems for Christmas. Anthology, Reclam-Verlag , Ditzingen 2009, ISBN 978-3-15-010719-5 .
- 155 short. Anthology, Lektora-Verlag, Paderborn 2012, ISBN 978-3-938470-79-4 .
- Hessenslam. Anthology, Lektora-Verlag, Paderborn 2014, ISBN 978-3-95461-028-0 .
- official website
- Literature by and about Florian Cieslik in the catalog of the German National Library
- Literature by and about Florian Cieslik in the bibliographic database WorldCat
- Portrait of Florian Cieslik
- Florian Cieslik in Südwest Presse
- Florian Cieslik in: SWR2
- Rhyme on fire
- Florian Cieslik in Badische Zeitung
- Florian Cieslik in Schwäbische Zeitung
- Florian Cieslik . In: Kürschner's German Literature Calendar 2014/2015 . Volume I: AO. Walter de Gruyter Verlag , 2014, ISBN 978-3-11-033720-4 , p. 160.
- Florian Cieslik's biography in: Junge Lyrik III , Martin Werhand Verlag , Melsbach 2002, ISBN 3-9806390-3-7 , p. 535.
- Young lyric series: 750 poems . Martin Werhand Verlag , 2002
- Florian Cieslik in Westfälische Nachrichten , Gabriela M. Keller: Thundering drama and whispering conspiracies - seven lyric poets presented themselves to the audience , April 26, 2003.
- Junge Lyrik Poster at Poertgen Herder Thalia Holding in Münster on World Book Day on April 23, 2003. In: Martin Werhand website.
- Florian Cieslik. In: Poetry moves. of the Bremer Straßenbahn AG
- Florian Cieslik. In: Poems for Christmas. , Reclam-Verlag , Ditzingen, 2009, p. 73
- Florian Cieslik in: Textfestival ( Memento from September 27, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
- Kurt Kreiler: Free game: Magic spell for the wounded: Poetry Slam in Germany. Broadcast manuscript, Deutschlandfunk , November 29, 2015, PDF, p. 6
- Florian Cieslik at the Poetry Slam Deluxe in: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger
- Florian Cieslik wins the poetry slam in the Kesselhaus in: Wiesbadener Kurier
- Poets' competition on the subject of Europe in: Rheinische Post - Düsseldorf
- Florian Cieslik ( memento from November 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) in: Schauspielhaus Bochum
- Florian Cieslik in: Hamburger Abendblatt
- Florian Cieslik in: Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung
- Florian Cieslik and Andy Strauss in: Nachtkultur Stuttgart
- Florian Cieslik in: WDR
- https://www.srf.ch/play/tv/kulturplatz/video/florian-cieslik?urn=urn:srf:video:3575dcb4-1caf-4fe8-8b04-0be096d032f1 in: SRF
- Florian Cieslik in: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
- Florian Cieslik wins Hessen Slam ( Memento from November 7, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) in: Darmstädter Echo
- Florian Cieslik in: Hansagymnasium Cologne
- Florian Cieslik in: Bielefeld University
- Florian Cieslik in: Frankfurter Rundschau
- Florian Cieslik on WDR 2 with his guest contribution Heimat Slam
- Florian Cieslik in Hessen-Slam ( Memento from November 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German lyric poet and slam poet|
|DATE OF BIRTH||11. September 1975|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dusseldorf , Germany|