Udo Wenzel for more than 20 years has been employed as an IT Expert for business intelligence applications. He has written poems and short stories for 40 years, haiku and related poetry since 2002. His work appears in diverse publications, including anthologies and international haiku journals. He is the author of Taubenschlag (Wiesenburg-Verlag, 2010) and co-editor (with Rainer Stolz) of the 21st century German haiku-anthology Haiku hier und heute (dtv, 2011). He interviewed various haiku personages and researchers as an editor of the German online-journal Haiku heute.