Member and webmaster of the German Haiku Society Gerd's poetry is widely published and anthologized on the Internet. He was born in 1944 in Warnitz, Uckermark and educated at the Technical University of Dresden, both of which fell within the borders of East Germany during the Cold War. Themes of division and the Berlin Wall thus permeate his haiku and tanka, as well as his haiga.
Some of Gerd's handwritten haiga were exhibited in Berlin in 1999, and he has been a guest poet in our own Traditional haiga section. For more of his haiga and mail art, see his own website, www.ideedition.de as well as mailartists.wordpress.com.