Max Czollek was born in 1987 in Berlin where he is still living. He studied political sciences at the FU Berlin and earned a PhD at The Center for Research on Antisemitism, at the TU Berlin. Max Czollek is a member of the poetry collective G13 and co-editor of the magazine Yalta - Positionen zur jüdischen Gegenwart.
Together with Sasha Marianna Salzmann he is the initiator of Desintegration. Ein Kongress zeitgenössischer jüdischer Positionen (2016) and the Radikalen Jüdischen Kulturtage (2017) at Maxim Gorki Theater, Studio Я. In 2020 he initiates the international Tage der Jüdisch-Muslimischen Leitkultur (www.tdjml.org) as a decentralized congress with kick-off events at Gorki.
The poetry collections Druckkammern (2012) and Jubeljahre (2015) as well as Grenzwerte (2019) were published by Verlagshaus Berlin. His essay Desintegriert Euch! was published in 2018, Gegenwartsbewältigung in 2020 by Carl Hanser Verlag.
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