Anton G. Leitner (born 1961 in Munich, Germany) is a trained lawyer and lives as writer, editor, and publisher in Weßling/Munich. In 1993, he has founded DAS GEDICHT and continues to serve as its editor-in-chief. For more than 30 years, he has edited defining anthologies for major German publishers, such as Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Reclam, and Artemis & Winkler. Leitner is the author of eight volumes of poetry. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the »V.O. Stomps-Preis« as well as »AusLese« from Stiftung Lesen.