Tina Stroheker, born in 1948, is a writer which separates her political activity from her writing activity. She writes poetry as well as prose. However, the writer attributes a calming effect to the lyric verse. Stroheker separates her poems from the political watchwords. She also tries not to show the presence of political watchwords „between the lines“ of her works. The lyric verse for her is a way of thinking about different problems, a way of fi nding her feet in reality. This is why the writer brings up natural, human problems in her poems. At the same time Stroheker works on the single words in her poems, until she catches the, in her opinion, proper sense of the discussed problems. This article, based on the work Aufenthalt, tries to show the attitude of Stroheker towards the poetry and prose. The texts published in Aufenthalt have not been published yet. This is why they can give the reader the opportunity to discover the writer anew. The literary theorists rate her among traditionalists, who are under the influence of the generation born before World War II. However in her comments Stroheker stresses her interest in the interdisciplinary, acoustic and visual in the poem and also the landmark drifts in the lyric verse, which brings her closer to the young generation born after the Second World War.