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.
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.