Yevgeniy Breyger, born in 1989, studied at the University of Hildesheim, at the German Literature Institute Leipzig and at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main. In 2016, his debut volume flüchtige monde was published by kookbooks. In 2019, he won the Leonce and Lena Prize of the city of Darmstadt. His second poetry collection gestohlene luft was published by kookbooks in 2020 and was supported by grants from the German Literature Fund and the Edenkoben Herrenhaus. In 2021 he received the Munich Poetry Prize. Breyger lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.