Daniela Seel, born 1974 in Frankfurt/Main, is a poet, publisher, translator, editor, host, and mentor. In 2000 she was co-founder of KOOKread, the literary branch of the artists' network KOOK ‒ together with fellow authors Jan Böttcher, Alexander Gumz, Karla Reimert, and Uljana Wolf. Emerging from KOOK, and supported by book artist and illustrator Andreas Töpfer as Art Director, in 2003 she founded kookbooks – Lab for Poetry as Life Form. Her poems appeared in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, on the internet, and radio. Her first collection of poems ich kann diese stelle nicht wiederfinden / i cannot find this place again was published by kookbooks in 2011. Her poems have been translated into Polish, English, Slovak, French, Norwegian, Italian, Dutch, Serbian, and Croatian. She has collaborated with musicians, dancers, visual artists, and fellow poets. In her current project was weißt du schon von prärie / what do you know about prairie, actually she tries to further explore the relations between voice, space, textures, and movement, how they evolve from one another and change over time, thus perhaps creating a "four-dimensional poetry room". Daniela Seel lives in Berlin.
Photograph taken by fellow writer, Anne Provoost, near Tŷ Newydd, January 2013.