Although I've always had a predilection for spanish literature and poetry, my language and literature studies (german and spanish) showed me the - very often unknown - 'grandeur' of the german literature. From my point of view, the german autors and linguistics are among the bests in the world: next to the world wide known Goethe, Gunter Grass and Alfred Döblin, nowadays you can find - the still very young - Juli Zeh, who writes complicated and profoundly accurate novels.
I have to admit, however, that I will always be more attracted to spanish or latin american writers. That is, from the moment that I discoverd the poetry from Pablo Neruda, a chilean poet, I was literally blown away by his flawless ability to express what we all feel when we are in love . Meanwhile, I have - with the exception of 2 - all the collections of poetry which have ever been published by him. If you don't know Pablo Neruda (yet), I warmly suggest you to read one or two of his poems: you will instantly understand what I mean :).
In this moment I am reading a novel by the dutch writer Herman Koch called "Zomerhuis met zwembad". It has not been translated yet and I'm still figuring out what I really think of it - maybe I'll just have to read it until the end first :). What kind of poetry/literature/autors do you like?