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Movement in Czech literature

Posted in Jaromír Typlt, Kateřina Rudčenková, our network partners, Radek Malý by lyrikline on 28. December 2014

Right before the end of this year we invite you to take a look at what’s going on in the Czech poetry world. Internationally, not very much has been heard of Czech poetry in the last years. At least two developments will certainly do their bit to change this.

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Jaromír Typlt

First of all, and sort of household news, we started a partnership for lyrikline in the Czech Republic this year and are happy to publish the first three poets resulting from this partnership. Enjoy the poetry of Jaromír Typlt, Kateřina Rudčenková, and Radek Malý. Moreover, a group of about 30 Czech poets and writers founded a Writers’ Association at the end of November 2014 in Prague. The founders of this organisation were discontent with the current professional organisation, the Writers‘ Guild, and felt it had failed to defend the interests of writers. The new association aims to strengthen the Czech literature landscape as a whole, to be a credible partner in negotiations with government institutions, and to establish international collaborations. More Czech writers are expected to join the new organisation. Already among them are the poets Adam Borzič, Ondřej Hanus, Ondřej Buddeus, Božena Správcová, and Jonáš Hájek. Read more about the newly founded Writers’ Association on CzechLit. And here’s a German language radio feature of Radio Prague about the new group.

Gute Aussichten fürs nächste Jahr!

Posted in about us, Andre Rudolph, Elke Erb, Jan Wagner, Ror Wolf by lyrikline on 19. December 2014

Was war denn heute nur los?

Ror Wolf bekommt von der Medienstiftung der Sparkasse Leipzig den Günter-Eich-Preis 2015 zugesprochen, Elke Erb den Anke Bennholdt-Thomsen-Preis für Lyrik 2015 der Deutschen Schillerstiftung, Jan Wagner wird mit dem Mörike-Preis 2015 der Stadt Fellbach ausgezeichnet und vergibt sodann den Förderpreis des Mörike-Preises an Andre Rudolph.

Nehmen wir dies mal als ein Versprechen auf ein kommendes gutes Jahr für die Poesie.

In diesem Sinne wünscht auch das lyrikline Team all seinen Besuchern schöne und erholsame Feiertage, einen guten Rutsch und uns allen großartige Erfolge im kommenden Jahr!

Bevor das alte aber zu Ende geht, werfen wir noch einen Blick nach Tschechien und schießen wir am 31.12 noch zwei australische Raketen ins Netz.

Wishing you all a beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year of good health, happiness and good poetry!

And remember not to forget: Listen to the poet!