Wolfgang Haak was bor in Gethin, Sachsen-Anhalt in 1954, he studied in Jena. Since 1975 he worked as teacher in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, since 1977 in Weimar, where he worked from 1979 till 1982 at the museum for prehistory and protohistory. Since 1991 he is headmaster of a school. Wolfgang Haak published essays on Walter Hasenclever, the dancer, actress and writer Rahel Sanzara, books by artist were published in 1979, 1981 and 1999 wich were enriched by his poems. His adaprions of hungarian poets are available at Aufbau. His first single publication was published in 2001at Wartburgverlag Weimar called »Lebensumwege«. – For his short prose he was awarded the first prize of the »Reiheimer Sativelöwe« in 2001.