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Ars Poetica 2006

marcin-baran.jpg Marcin Baran (PL) is poet and literary critic. Author of nine poetry books, editor of two anthologies of poetry, including a bilingual anthology of contemporary Polish poetry published in the USA by Zephyr Press Carnivorous Boy, Carnivorous Bird (2004). He lived in Cracow, Poland, Europe.
agda-bavi-pain.jpgAgda Bavi Pain (SV) is an author of Turkish origin living in Košice, East Slovakia. He is a writer, screenwriter and a singer of a banned music band Liter Geňa, performing under different assumed names and symbols. One of his assumed positions is a seat with editorial board of The Revue of Upcoming Culture. Pain has published fiction, poetry, and reviews in the press, radio and television in Slovakia as well as abroad. Apart from literature, he also works for television, film and theatre, and else. Just recently, he cooperated on a screenplay for the TV programme Slovakia Is Looking for a Superstar (Slovak version of the PopIdol show by FreemantleMedia). Poems in this selection come from the first occult collection of poetry in Slovakia Skin & Bones (2002) and from the prepared collection of egoteristic poems The Shameless Knight .
elisa-biagini.jpgElisa Biagini (I) has taught Italian in the US at Rutgers University (where she earned her Ph.D.), Gettysburg College, Barnard College-Columbia University, and in Italy at Pepperdine University and New York University. Her poetry, in both Italian and English, has appeared in various Italian and American journals, such as Poesia, Linea d'ombra, Versodove, Atelier, Rattapallax, Lungfull, Women's Studies and others. She has published three books of poetry, the most recent a bilingual edition, Corpo-Cleaning the house (2003), and her work has also appeared in various anthologies such as VI Quaderno di poesia italiana (1998) and L'opera comune(1999). She has also translated widely from English much contemporary American poetry. Biagini's latest collection of poetry, L'ospite, is forthcoming with Einaudi later this year. She is the translator for Gerry LaFemina, prize winner of the Bordighera Prize, 2003.
jana-bodnarova.jpgJana Bodnárová (SK) was born in the mountaneous region of Liptov in central Slovakia. Having studied Fine Arts at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University Bratislava, she is active as a writer, publisher, and art historian. Bodnárová has published 16 books of both adult and children´s prose and poetry and won several awards. A number of her poems, short stories and plays were translated into various European languages, as well as to Hindu. The Slovak Radio produced 11 of her radio plays for adults, youth and children. The Slovak Television shot TV film series based on her screenplays Sad Waltz and Fragments from a Provincial Town, while her play Classes of Oriental Dance won the main award in the best Slovak new play competition Drama 2004 and was produced in the Slovak National Theatre in 2006. Aside her more recent poetry pieces and books Terra Nova(1991) and Še-po-ty (Whispers after You) (1995), she does and presents video poetry as a yet another sign of her closeness to the fine arts.
ciaran-carson.jpgCiaran Carson (GB) was born in 1948 in Belfast, where he lives. He worked in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from 1975 to 1998, with responsibility for Traditional Music, and, more latterly, Literature. In 2003 he was appointed Professor of Poetry and Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University, Belfast.
He is the author of nine collections of poems, including The Irish for No, Belfast Confetti, and The Twelfth of Never. In recent years he has written four prose books: Last Night's Fun, a book about traditional music; The Star Factory, a memoir of Belfast; Fishing for Amber: A Long Story; and Shamrock Tea, a novel, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize. He has won several literary awards, including the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. His translation of Dante's Inferno (2002) was awarded the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and in 2003 he was made an honorary member of the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association. His poetry collection Breaking News was awarded the 2003 Forward Prize. His most recent work is The Midnight Court, a translation of the Irish classic text, 'Cúirt an Mheán Oíche', by Brian Merriman.
cockburn.jpgKen Cockburn (GB) (1960) was born in Kirkcaldy. He studied French and German at Aberdeen University, and Theatre Studies at University College Cardiff. From 1996 to 2004 he worked at the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, as Fieldworker and Assistant Director. With Alec Finlay he established and ran pocketbooks, an award-winning series of books of poetry and visual art (1999-2002), and was until recently a director of platform projects, its successor company. He currently works as a freelance poet, editor and writing tutor.
His first collection of poems, Souvenirs and Homelands, was shortlisted for a Saltire Award in 1998. Poems have appeared subsequently in various anthologies, including Love for Love (2000) and Dream State: the new Scottish poets (2nd edition, 2002). The poem sequence, 'On the fly-leaf of...: a bookshelf' was shortlisted for the Deric Bolton Long Poem Award in 2003. His translations of German-language poets including Goethe, Fontane and Celan, as well as contempory writers such as Arne Rautenberg, Christine Marendon and Rudolf Bussman, have appeared in books and magazines including Chapman, Modern Poetry in Translation and Days of Poety and Wine: Medana 2005.
He co-edited for the SPL the audio CD The Jewel Box: Contemporary Scottish Poems (2000); and Intimate Expanses: XXV Scottish Poems 1978-2002 (2004), a Hungarian edition of which has already appeared, with Finnish, Austrian and Catalan editions also planned. For pocketbooks he edited The Order of Things: an anthology of Scottish sound, pattern and concrete poems (2001). His most recent books are Write On!: new writing and visual art by young people in Aberdeenshire and The Seasons Sweetens / Die Saison Versüssend: Football Haiku 2006. He has two daughters, and lives in Edinburgh.
sabine-eschgfaller.jpgSabine Eschgfäller (A) comes from Merano, Italy. Between 1995 – 1999 she studied History and German Studies at the University of Innsbruck. She writes poems, fiction and essays on literature. In 1998 she won a grant of Tyrol town of Schwaz and became its official author (Schwazer Stadtschreiberin). Later, she has received several successes in the most important lyrical competition of young authors in German language area – Leonce-und-Lena-Preis in Darmstadt, to continue publishing in literary magazines in Austria and Germany. The year of 2005 saw her German Czech bi-lingual collection řečeno do kouta / in die ecke gesprochen. In 2006 a vast selection of her poetry Try to Weigh the Words (versuch die worte zu wiegen) is being published. Ever since 2001, she has worked as an Austrian lecturer with the Department of German Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
kersten-flenter.jpgKersten Flenter (D) lives with his wife, son, dog and cat in Hannover as a freelance author. He writes for radio and Hannover magazines. Since 1993 he has published ten books of poems, short stories and novels and has given over 350 readings. He is a grantee of Künstlerwohnung 2004, won the First PEN award for 2005 and is a member of Hannover Premium Literary Scene - Organisation für angewandte Literatur and an initiator of the project Urban Electronic Poetry. In 2004 he was the only German guest invited to the Spoken Wordlympics in Ottawa, Canada.
leontia-flynn.jpgLeontia Flynn (GB) was born in County Down, Northern Ireland. She won an Eric Gregory award in 2001 and her first collection, These Days was published in 2004 by Jonathan Cape. She won the Forward Prize for best first collection and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. She has also written a Ph.D. thesis. She lives in Belfast and am currently working on a second collection.
darek-foks.jpgDarek Foks (PL) is a poet, writer, screenwriter and editor. After studying Literary science at the Warsaw Theatre Academy and screenwriting in Lodz, he worked as an editor of the magazine Literatura na Świecie (Literature in the World). Foks debuted with a collection Poems on Barbers (Wiersze o fryzjerach,1994), that received a prestigious award by the legendary magazine bruLion. It was followed by Masterful Lament (Misterny tren,1997), Sonnet of the Road (Sonet drogi, 2000). In 2005 he published a selection of poems from the period between 1987 – 1997, bearing the name Overestimation of Maps (Przecena map). Foks is also an author of fiction. His new poetry collection Decisions from Maastrich(Ustalenia z Maastricht) as well as novel Kebab Meister are due out soon. Foks ´s work has been translated and published in magazines and anthologies in various countries all over the world and was twice shortlisted for the literary prize Pas Politika. Foks is also a recipient of a special grant of the Minister of Culture of the Polish Republic and a member of editorial board of Warsawian Twórczość, the oldest literary magazine in Poland.
sylvia-geist.jpgSylvia Geist (D) was born in Berlin, but ever since 1989 has lived and worked in Hannover. She studied Chemistry, German Studies and History of Art at TU in Berlin. Since the beginning of the 90s she has been a mediator of Central European poetry in a three-year circle of seminars and literary events at the Fachhochschule in Hannover and has published anthologies dedicated to the particular Central European literatures. Her translations of Russian, Slovak, and English poetries were published in several anthologies and prestigious magazines. Geist´s poetry collections include A Morning Blue Animal (Morgen Blaues Tier, 1997), followed by Non-Euclidic Paths (Nichteuklidische Reise, 1998); Eye Surroundings (Die Umgebung des Auges, 2004) and a publication in an edition A Book of Mutual Reading (Mitlesebuch, 2006). She has won a number of awards, e. g. Niedersächsischen Literaturförderpreis (1998), Lyrikpreis Meran (2002), Künstlerhaus Edenkoben grant (2006), as well as one-year grant of the federal state of Lower Saxony (2006).
peter-gizzi.jpgPeter Gizzi (USA) Peter Gizzi's books include Some Values of Landscape and Weather (Wesleyan, 2003), Artificial Heart (Burning Deck, 1998) and Periplum and other poems 1987-92 (Salt Publishing, 2004). He has also published several limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. His work has been translated into numerous languages.
His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1994) and fellowships from the Howard Foundation (1998), The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (1999), and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2005).
His editing projects have included o•blék: a journal of language arts, The Exact Change Yearbook (Carcanet, 1995), and The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan, 1998).
paul-grattan.jpgPaul Grattan (GB) was born in Glasgow in 1971. After studying Philosophy and English Literature at Strathclyde University he moved to the north of Ireland in 1995, completing an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University at The Poets House, County Antrim, under the late James Simmons. The Edinburgh Review published his first collection, "The End Of Napoleon's Nose" in September 2002. He currently lives and works in Belfast.
otto-grundstrom.jpgOtto Grundström (FIN) is a 29 year old Finnish poet and musician. His first book, Tähtiotsa ("Starbrow"), was released in February 2005 and the second one, called Pan Therion, will be out this autumn. Tähtiotsa got a mixed but generally promising reception from the critics, and was one of the nominees for "the Best First Book Competition 2005" arranged by Helsingin Sanomat, the main Finnish newspaper.
Through the nineties Grundström was known as the vocalist and main lyricist of the band Tehosekoitin ("Blender"). They released seven albums and also toured Europe under the name the Screamin´ Stukas. The band split up in 2004.
Often counted a follower of the romantic tradition ― though with a strong streak of humour and self-irony ― Grundström´s other evident influences range from the Classics to the beat writers.
"Writing for me is not so much of an intellectual excercise. It is a direct and personal expression of feeling, like storytelling, that has to have an immediate impact on the reader. The deeper and more profound associations in a poem derive from the way it links up with myths and literary tradition."
Grundström currently lives in Helsinki. He has studied Latin and classical literature, comparative religion and art history in the University of Helsinki since 1997.
The excerpt presented here is from Grundström´s first book Tähtiotsa. Rather than a conventional collection of poems, the book is a story in the poetic form, describing the mental journey of the narrator from narcissism to the realization of responsibility, and the impossibility of ever truly understanding the other.
andrej-chadanovic.jpgAndrej Chadanovič (BY) is Byelorussian poet, translator, author of essays. An author of four books of poems (Staryja viershy, 2003; Listy z-pad koudry, 2004; Byelorussian Limericks, 2005; From Belarus with love, 2005). A translator from English, French, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian. A teacher of literature in Byelorussian State University and Byelorussian National Liceum of Humanities. Head of Translation Workshop in Byelorussian Colegium (Minsk). An organizer of Literature Contest Ya Maju Tvor for Byelorussian schoolchildren. Poems by Chadanovič have been translated into English, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian.
tobias-jirous.jpgTobiáš Jirous (CZ) is a writer, journalist, director, actor, and musician. He was born to a family of dissidents, studied to become a gardener, but fortunately he did not have to pursue this profession for too long. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, he worked as a reporter for the Czech Radio, later on as an editor of the Czech Writer, director of the Gallery Behémot, and a producer of the Gallery Rudolfinum. Having worked for the Czech Television, he is back to freelancing now. Jirous has put out two collections of poems: Words for White Paper (1992); Finished Diary (1997); two anthologies of poetry: Steps from the Darkness (1996); With You Alone (2005); two collections of short stories and one novel. He starred in several movies, released various albums as a member of a music group DG 307 and one solo album. At the moment, he performs with the group The Models.
brian-johnstone.jpgBrian Johnstone (GB) has published two pamphlets and a full collection, including The Lizard Silence (1996) and Homing (2004); his second full collection The Book of Belongings will be published in 2007. His work has appeared throughout the UK, in America and in various European countries. His poems 'evoke...a sense of spiritual immanence in their slow still spaces' (Scottish Literary Journal); several have been translated into Catalan, Swedish, Polish & Lithuanian. In 2003 he won Edinburgh's Poetry at the Fringe and in 2000 was a prizewinner in the National Poetry Competition. He is currently Festival Director of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.
armelle-leclercq.jpgArmelle Leclercq (F) is a professional medievalist. Her first collection Too Much Ado for Nothing(Pataquès) was edited in 2005. Her poems were published in various magazines in France (A l'Index, Les Citadelles, Contre-allées, Ecrit(s) du Nord, Moriturus, Poésie/première, La Polygraphe, Sarrazine, Triages) and in Switzerland (La Revue de Belles-Lettres – Revue beletrie). She also collaborated on the anthology 49 poets, a collective (49 poètes, un collectif, 2004).
roger-lecomte.jpgRoger Lecomte (F) is living in Nice. He is graduated from Bachelor of Arts and taught French at secondary school. Together with Philippe Démeron he created in 1996 poetry magazine Les Citadelles. This magazine is opened to French speaking poets and foreign poets. Since several years Roger with some friends put on shows consecrated at poetry and singing-text. He has published two collections of poems: Memoire d'asphalte (1989) and Chanson de l' Iguane sur un Réverbère (2005).
peter-macsovszky.jpgPeter Macsovszky (SK) was born in Nové Zámky and studied at a local grammar school (1981–1985). He graduated in Slovak language – arts and crafts education (1986–1991) and in English (1989–1992) at the Pedagogical Faculty in Nitra. He worked as a male nurse, editor (Dotyky, cultural supplements of the Slovo and Hospodárske noviny, etc.) and teacher. He also held a job at the Slovak Academy of Sciences' Encyclopedic Institute, edited trailers for a private television and worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency. In 1997 he went on a three-month residency to the USA as part of the International Writers Program, Iowa. His works have been published in magazines in English, Czech, Hungarian, German, Polish and Slovene translations. Macsovszky himself translates from Hungarian and English. His works published in Slovak include the proses Frustraeón(2000), Fabrikóma (2002), Dubitation Dance(Tanec pochybností, 2003), Scaffold and Ropes (Lešenie a laná, 2004), Slandernovel(Klebetromán, with Denisa Fulmeková, 2004) and the poetry collections Terror of Utopia (Strach z utópie, 1994, second revised edition 2000), Ambit (1995), Amnesia (Amnézia, bibliophile edition, 1995), Petra Malúchová: The twilight of chastity (Súmrak cudnosti, 1996), Trial Autopsy (Cvičná pitva, 1997), Sangaku (1998), The tongue of twilight (Súmračná reč, 1999), GeneratorX: Nebulae (GenerátorX: Hmlovina, with A. Hablák, M. Habaj, P. Šulej, 1999), Gestics (Gestika, 2001) and Clichemantra (Klišémantra, 2005).
marija-martysevic.jpgMarija Martysevič (BY) was born in Minsk, USSR. In 2004 she graduated from Byelorrusian State University where she studied philology. Since 2005 she has the Bachelor degree in Philosophy and Literature of Byelorussian. Now she is on her post graduated studies of literary theory in BSU. Known as a poet and essayist, but first of all as a literary translator from Czech (Antonín Bajaja, Jiří Kolář, Jáchim Topol), English (Edward Lear), Polish (Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Bolesław Leśmian), Russian (Иосиф Бродский, Борис Гребенщиков),Ukrainian (Сергій Жадан, Віктор Неборак) into Byelorussian. Contributes to the youth magazine CD_MAG. Lives in Minsk, Byelorrusia.
peter-milcak.jpgPeter Milčák (SK) is a poet, editor and translator. He has published two collections of poetry Záprah pred zimou (1989) and Prípravná čiara 57/Preparation Line 57 (2005). In 1991 he set up his own publishing house, Modrý Peter, which mainly concentrates on publishing original Slovak poetry. He has edited and published anthologies of contemporary Slovak poetry in English (Not Waiting for Miracles, 1993), in German (Blauer Berg mit Höhle, 1994), in French (Les Jeux Charmants de l´Aristocratie, 1996) and in Polish (Pisanie, 2006) as well as, in conjunction with the British publishers Bloodaxe Books, a selection of the poems of Miroslav Válek (The Ground Beneath Our Feet, 1996). He has translated and published selected poems by Matthew Sweeney (1998) and Kenneth Patchen (2006). From 1999 to 2002 he lived in Mississauga, Canada, where through the Modry Peter Publishers, he published selections from the works of the poets Ivan Štrpka, Iztok Osojnik, Jan Skácel, Ján Buzássy as part of an edition of Contemporary European Poetry. Peter Milčák currently works at the University of Warsaw, Poland, where he gives seminars on the Slovak language and Slovak literature.
simona-rackova.jpgSimona Racková (CZ) comes from Prague. She studied Czech Language and Literature on the Faculty of Arts and Letters of Charles University. Her poems were published in several almanacs and in the magazine Tvar, where part of her manuscript collection Friends was published. She works as an editoress, dances flameco and Latin dances.
Olja Savičević Ivančević (HR) was born in Split, graduated in Croatian language and literature on university of human sciences in Zadar. At the moment she is finishing Masters degree in literature. Writes poetry, short prose, essays, literature critic. Editor of a number of young author's almanacs, and also croatian part of anthology On the third square which represents young authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro. For her poetry and stories awarded from childhood, so her first book of poetry It will be terrific when I grow up appeared when she was only fourteen. After, she published two other poetry books, Forever children (1993) and Female script (1999). First book of stories To make a dog laugh (2006) was awarded as the best unannounced manuscript for the authors under thirtyfive. This year she plans on publishing a collection of poetry Soundtrack for stowaways. Some of her poems are translated in English and Czech.u.
valeri-scherstjanoi.jpgValeri Scherstjanoi (RUS/D) was born in the Soviet Union. Studied literature and German philology at the State University in Krasnodar. Since 1981, he has lived and worked in Berlin as a soundpoet, author of radio-plays and fine artist. Has lectured and performed many times at international festivals in sound-poetry in Germany and abroad. He has developed his own system of symbols (Scribentisms) for his poems. His roots are in Russian Futurism. Author of Tango mit Kohen. Anthologie der russischen Lautpoesie zu Beginn des 20.Jahrhunderts, 1998.
xochil-a-schutz.jpgXóchil A. Schütz (D) is a writer and performance poet. She has published many fiction and poetry works in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, internet magazines and on CDs. Since 2000 she has had many readings and poetry performances in a number of European cities as well as radio and TV broadcasts during literary or music festivals, bookfairs, or competitions in slam poetry. In 2004 she won a poetry grant from Literaturhaus Berlin, a creative grant of the Berlin Senate. In 2005 she received Film Museum Berlin Award in the category of short crimi stories as well as a prize at the German International Poetry Slam 2005. She lives in Hamburg.
endre-szkarosi.jpgEndre Szkárosi (H) is professor of literature at the University ELTE of Budapest. He has published a large number of papers in Hungarian and international reviews, gave lectures at various universities (Rome, Québec, Pavia, Florence, Torino, Paris etc.) and has been a regular participator at international scientific conferences. As a poet he has published poems, critical essays, participated in theatre experimentations, composed a large number of sound poetry and musical works, prepared „poem-sculptures", visual poetry works and poetic installations, describing his complex poetic oeuvre as „transpoetry" or „spatial poetry". Founder of various theatre and art groups. He published books, cassettes, cd-s, catalogues, video-poems, organized several national and international art festivals.
He has been preparing for ten years his own monthly sound art magazine in the Hungarian National Radio. In 2005 he restarted working with Konnektor & Bernáthy on a new project in progress which is an electronic multimedia poetry concert show.
krisztina-toth.jpgKrisztina Tóth (H) is one of the most highly acclaimed young Hungarian poets. She is the winner of several awards, including the Graves Prize(1996), Déry Tibor Prize (1996), József Attila Prize (2000) and her poetry has been translated into many languages. Her poems have strong connections with different Hungarian and European poetic traditions (she translates French poetry), their trademark is a subtle combination of strong visual elements, intellectual reflection and a very empathic, yet often ironic concern in everyday scenes, conflicts and people. Krisztina Tóth lives in Budapest, where apart from writing and translating poetry, she designs and produces stained glass windows.
agnieszka-wolny-hamkalo.jpgAgnieszka Wolny-Hamkalo (PL) is a poet, journalist, and performance artist. She has published four books of poetry: Most wanted (Mocno poszukiwana, 1999), Fuses (Lonty, 2001), Gospel (2004), and No way (Ani mi się śni, 2006). She is included in anthologies of young polish poetry and she is regularly publishing poems in various magazines. As a performer artist she shows events about poetry and her body, because she cares about two texts – on her body and on paper. Her events were showed in Center of Modern Art called Zamek Ujazdowski, Mozg club, Gallery Manhattan and Entropia Gallery. She reads her poetry also with vibraphone. She studied culture studies and she is an expert on multimedia and feminist art. She is a teacher of creative writing.
marc-woodworth.jpgMark Woodworth (USA) is an editor at the quarterly Salmagundi and associate director at the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College where he teaches at the English Department. Married to photographer Emma Dodge Hanson, with whom he collaborated on the book Solo, he lives in Saratoga Springs, New York. His poems have appeared in Paris Review and other magazines. In 2002 he published his poetry collection named Arcade.
bohdan-zadura.jpgBohdan Zadura (PL) is a poet, writer, literary critic and a translator of English, Hungarian, and Ukranian poetry. He comes from Puława, central Poland. Zadura has authored more than ten collections of poems, three novels, two collections of short stories and several publications of literary criticism. After having studied Philosophy at the Warsaw University, he worked in a museum in Dolny Kazimierz. Later, Zadura became a dramaturg of the Theatre of Vision and Movement, and still later an editor of the quarterly Akcent, where he stayed for 25 years. Since the autumn of 2004 he has been editor-in-chief of the monthly Twórczość (Creation). Most recently, in 2005 and 2006, as many as three volumes of his poetry were published together with two volumes of fiction. By many in his country, Zadura is nicknamed the most influential poet of today´s Poland.
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