Volha Hapeyeva, born in Minsk (Belarus), is a poet, author, translator and doctor of linguistics. She has received numerous prizes and awards for her work. Her poems have been translated into more than 15 languages. She is the author of 14 books in Belarusian. In German, the poetry collection »Mutantengarten« (Edition Thanhäuser, 2020) and the novel »Camel-Travel« (Droschl Verlag, 2021), the essay »Die Verteidigung der Poesie in Zeiten dauernden Exils« (Verbrecher Verlag, 2022), the poetry collection »Trapezherz« (2023) were published. She was awarded the Wortmeldungen Literature Prize in 2022. 2022–2023 she is DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellow.