Ars Poetica 2014

ariadne-radi-cor.jpgChantilly Cream is an umbrella term Ariadne Radi Cor (I/GB) opened in London, to include her work on graphic design, postcards and lettering. Ari has been invited to give talks about Postcards in Venice, Cà Foscari University and in Bergamo, Academy of Art. She has been exhibiting her work in Italy, Ireland and London. Her poetry focuses on recordings used as voice over to videos.

AtkinsMarc Atkins (GB), an English artist, has lived, worked and exhibited in London, Rome, New York, Warsaw and Paris. He has presented his work and ideas on the image at the Royal Academy, UEL School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, the New York University, Paris, The Photographers' Gallery, Université de Liège and the University of Cambridge. His prose poetry books are The Logic of the Stairwell and The Prism Walls, and his photography books include The Teratologists, Liquid City, Faces of Mathematics, Thirteen and Warzsawa.

More on the author:
A Catalogue of Perspectives on Multifaceted Work of a British Artist, Marc Atkins
Marc Atkins: Retrospective

Bajsic TomicaTomica Bajsić (CRO). Poet, prose writer, graphic designer and translator. Editor for translated poetry in Poezija / Poetry quarterly magazine, Croatia, and founder and chief editor at Druga priča / Another Story publishing. Worked also in restoration, drawing and design. General secretary of Croatian PEN Centre. Poetry and prose works translated into 12 languages. Author of six books of poetry and prose, and a picture book. Editor, translator and publisher of four international poetry anthologies. Twice awarded with high national awards for poetry. Published in numerous anthologies and literary journals at home and abroad.
Bianco by Elisabeth WaltregnyTony Bianco (USA/GB), was born in New York City and currently resides in England. He has played and recorded with some of the most influential musicians of the international jazz scene, such as Dave Liebman, Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Elton Dean, Alex von Schlippenbach, Reggie Workman, Paul Rutherford, Keith Tippett, Paul Rogers, Luther Thomas, Jay Oliver and John Edwards. The sheer diversity of his discography reflects his need to be "loose and tense, free and strict" combine the sounds of straight and free jazz, closed and open form. His most recent releases include Tribute to Coltrane (with Paul Dunmall) and Machine Mass feat. Dave Liebman's Inti.
BorzičAdam Borzič (CZ) is a poet, essayist, psychotherapist and chief editor of the literary magazine Tvar. He co-founded the poetic group Fantasía. Together they published a book Fantasía (Dauphin, 2008). In its poetry and manifesto Fantasía expresses a wide imagination, poetry reading and the art of performance. Borzič published a collection of poems Rozevírání (Opening, Dauphin, 2011) and Počasí v Evropě (Weather in Europe, Malvern, 2013), which was nominated for Magnesia Litera 2014, the major Czech literary award. Borzič's poems were four times included in the Anthology of Best Czech Poems. With his poems and essays he contributes to printed and online journals in Czech Republic. His poems were translated into English, Croatian, Romanian and Polish. His new book Orfické linie (Orphic lines) is due soon.


Ján Buzássy (SK) was born in Kočovce, Slovakia. He graduated from library studies and Slovak language at the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava. He worked as editor and later (until its demise) as editor-in-chief of the iconic Mladá tvorba (Young Creation), a magazine about literature. Since 1971, he worked as editor and editor-in-chief of the publishing house Slovenský spisovateľ (Slovak Writer). After 1989, he became chairman of the Association of Writers's Organisations in Slovakia.

Works: 1965 - A Game with Knives, 1966 – The School of Cynics, 1970 – Nausicaa, 1972 – Beauty Leads the Stone, 1975 – A Fairytale, 1975 – Phonolite, sonnet cycle, 1976 – A Year, sonnet cycle, 1978 – Spirit of Elderberry, 1979 – Saint John's Wort, 1982 – Plain, Mountains, 1988 – The Golden Section, 1993 – Remedy with Wine, 1995 – Days, 1997 – The Light of Waters, a cycle, 2000 – A Walk in Autumn, 2001 – Mrs. Faust and Other Poems, 2004 – Still Life – A Short Fasting.

Translations: 1966 – T.S.Eliot: Wasteland, 1967 – Oskar Davico: Gale Market, 1973 – Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin: The Village.

CreationCreation 2014, Jana Tereková (SK) and Eva Lacková (SK). The dance show was inspired by poems selected from the books of poetry Korene neba and Michal Habaj written by Michal Habaj.

DelvilleImage by Elisabeth WaltregnyMichel Delville (B), teaches English and American literatures, as well as comparative literature, at the University of Liège, where he directs the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics. He is the author or co-author of The American Prose Poem (1998), J.G. Ballard (1998), Hamlet & Co (2001), Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and the Secret History of Maximalism (2005), Food, Poetry, and the Aesthetics of Consumption: Eating the Avant-Garde (2009) and Crossroads Poetics: Text, Image, Music, Film & Beyond (2013). He has also co-edited several volumes of essays on contemporary poetics and published two collections of poetry and prose poems: Le troisième corps (2005; translated from the French as Third Body in 2009) and Entre la poire et le fromage (2013). As a musician he has toured worldwide with various bands and collaborated with many jazz and avant-rock musicians including Dave Liebman, Elton Dean, Chris Cutler, Harry Beckett, Ed Mann and Annie Whitehead.

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DomGarcia FestinaLente MartinBakeroMartín Bakero (RCH/F) is a poet, musician and psychotherapist (therapoet). He has presented performances, lectures, films, expositions, installations and radio programs in many locations throughout Europe and North, Centre and South-America. He has experimented with combinatorial, permutation, genetic, astrobiology, quantum mechanics, sound, vision and psychics arts. He studied electro- acoustic composition in the conservatory of Paris and teach in the University of Paris, México and Chile specializing in sever personality disorders and poetry. He research about how transform the symptom in art: symptomart; and the acousemantik way by how the problem becomes poem, transforming the fixe consonants into free vowels and the lost vowels into real optopoetrysound. He participated in workshops with Meredith Monk, Joan La Barbara, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Henri Chopin, among others artists. He make workshops for "therapoets". He created the pneumatic and electro-pneumatic poetry, he's working now in "Acousemantik" poetry. During the last time he made some creative sound residences and performances in Avatar (Québec), National centre for arts (México) and Proposta (Barcelona). He's member of LaBoRaToiRe, Motor Nightingale, Buzos Tácticos, M'Other, Futures Primitives, Mutiques and pnEUmAtIkOs, where he works with other artistes, scientists, different rehearsals about the bounds between poetry, music, vision and reality. He created the festival Festina Lente and the Laboratory of electropneumatic poetry (Laboratoire d'electropoésie acousmantique) in Paris.
DraghincescuRodica Draghincescu (RO/F) is academic, writer, poet and translator. She writes both in French and in Romanian. She was born in Buzias, Romania. She was part of a movement of nonconformist Romanian writers born out of the fall of the Ceausescu regime in 1989, the so called "90's generation." In the Romanian press, Rodica Draghincescu was for a long time considered "the Amazon of Romanian Letters." Apart of Romania she lived in Germany and then she settled in France, where she became a literary advisor to several cultural institutions. She published novels, poetry, literary essays, translations and interviews in Romania, Germany, France and USA, and has collaborated in readings at many festivals worldwide. She directs the multidisciplinary, multilingual webmagazine: Levure Litteraire and is a member of the editorial board of the German Publishing House Klak from Berlin.
GeniusLocciGenius Locci (SK). A musical project of two sisters and likeminded musicians whose music oscillate between indie folk, dream pop and tender electronic ambient tunes. They sing in English and their songs have compelling, harmonious melodies. They combine fragility with extraordinary energy and power. In May 2014 they published an EP entitled Innate featuring their selected songs. At Ars Poetica they will perform as a minimalistic, yet authentic duo.
GuerreraBiagio Guerrera (I). Poet, actor, director, curator. He has published three poetry books: Idda (Il Girasole 1997), Cori niuru spacca cielu (Mesogea, 2009), Amàri (Mesogea 2014) + audio CD, and the audio CD Quelli che bruciano la frontiera (Folkstudio Ethnosuoni, 2011) together with the Tunisian poet Moncef Ghachem and Poetry Pocket Orchestra. His poems have been published in Poland, England and Tunisia. His interest in sicilian language, poetry and music has led him to direct many plays and performances based on poetry, also in collaboration with poets as Ronny Someck, Moncef Ghachem, Habib Tengour, Rosa Alice Branco, etc He is also a cultural activist. currently as president and artistic director of Associazione Musicale Etnea and artistic director of the International Poetry Festival Voci dal Mondo (six editions).


Hilà Lahav (IL) was born in Zichron Yaacov, Israel, and is a professional musician and a poet. She has studied History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and early music performance for recorder at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She is a member of several acclaimed ensembles in which she performs classical early music as well as classical Turkish, Arabic and Andalusian music that she performs on the ney (Turkish/Arab flute) and historical woodwinds. Since 2005, Hilà's poetry has been published by Mita'am literary magazine and she has been awarded by the Hebrew University for several of her poem collections. Her debut poetry collection, Soul, (נשמה) was published in 2011 by Hakibbutz Hameuchad publishers. Until the Morning – (עד הבוקר) her second book of poetry – is to be published December 2014 by Hakibbutz Hameuchad publishers.

Karol ChmelKarol Chmen (SK). Editor, translator of Polish, Croatian, Slovenian and Serbian literature, author of the collections of poems like Máš, čo nemáš (1985), Ovocnejší strom (1989), Spray, modrá mentalita (1998), O nástrojoch, náradí a iných veciach vypustených z ruky (2004), Chiaroscuro (2009) a Batéria (2014). Since he had graduated from The Faculty of Philosophy at The University of Comenius in Bratislava until 1989, Chmel tried many jobs and occupations such as driver, tutor, or art therapist in mental asylum. Since 1989 he has worked as editor for the publishing house Smena, as editor for the magazines Fragment and OS, and currently works as editor for another publishing house, Kalligram.
kornappelSimone Kornappel (D). Poet, translator and Co-editor of the literature magazine Randnummer Literaturhefte and editor of the Web portal


Dagmara Kraus (D) was born in Poland and raised there and in Germany. Her poetry and translations appear widely, including the poetry collections kummerang (Kookbooks, Berlin, 2012/ gloomerang, New York, Argos Books 2014) and kleine grammaturgie (Urs Engeler/roughbooks, Solothurn, 2013). She currently lives between rural France and Berlin and has recently discovered radio art.

LespiauDavid Lespiau (F) was born in Bayonne, in the south-west of France. His first texts were published in magazines beginning in 1996, then by several editors beginning in 2002. He co-directed the magazine Issue, focused on the junction between contemporary French and American poetry, and devoted himself to works of critical analysis, notably for the CCP cahier critique de poésie magazine published by the International Poetry Center of Marseille where he has worked since 2000. He continues to explore several axes of research and writing around poetry and the narrative for diverse editors. He has published thirty-some books of poetry and two experimental narratives, La poursuite de Tom (Tom's Pursuit; Farrago, 2003) and Férié (Vacancy; Les Petits matins, 2009). Books published in 2013/2014: Notes de production (Production Notes; Contre-mur); 27 réponses et 70 je piqués de biais (27 Answers, and 70 "I"s Taken on the Side; lnk); Nous avions (We Planes; Argol); Notes pour rien (Notes for Nothing; Contrat maint); Poudre de La Poudre (Powder of the Powder; Le Bleu du ciel). Number 28's issue of CCP cahier critique de poésie (October 2014) is devoted to his written work.
LixxLixx (SK) . For more than fifteen years, Lixx is mostly known for his drum&bass projects, but he doesn't hide his excitement for any kind of good tunes. He heads the Basshaze parties and SIGNAII_FM Night, as well as Radio FM's drum&bass show and has been tirelessly promoting all the good music for many years. In 2010, he started his side-project Subliminal. No genres, no restrictions, just pure, strong music that will penetrate deep under your skin.
Marković - Ken YamamotoDalibor Markovi (D). Born and raised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with a croatian cultural background. As a child he discovered his ability to create sounds and rhythms with only his mouth - the so-called "beatboxing". During his study of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, he started performing at "Poetry-Slams", a modern form of competition for upcoming poets. Along with two friends and fellow poets he established the Spoken-Word-Team "WordAlert". In 2010 they were the winning team at the "Zürich Spoken Word Festival". His work on stage is a collage of dialogues, prosaic inserts and rhythmic poetry, which often embodies the beatbox as a link or break inbetween. Dalibor Marković lives in Frankfurt am Main.

Nia Davies Image by Maria Angelica MaderoNia Davies's (GB) pamphlet of poems Then spree came out in 2012 from Salt publications. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She regularly collaborates with other poets, musicians and artists.

Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long words - a chapbook-long series of poems titled after long words in various languages - is her forthcoming publication. She is editor of Poetry Wales and co-editor of Poems in Which. She also works on international literary projects with Literature Across Frontiers and Wales Literature Exchange. Nia Davies lives in Wales.

onak.jpgLeszek Onak (PL) is a cybernetic poet, visual artist. Co-producer of "wgraa" volume, author of installations and algorithms. He tapers with a stick in the interface carcass, speaks with bots, and remixes the stick. He is the creator of literary websites and the co-initiator of rise of artistic group Rozdzielczość Chleba. Tags: perfokarta, cichy nabiau.
pa-769-calova-769-1.jpgJana Pácalová (SK), the author of the books of poetry Citová výchova (Emotional Education), 2003, and Všetko o mojej matke (All About My Mother), 2012. She works in the research of the 19th century Slovak literature and edits the book written by Slovak authors writing in the period of Romanticism. The outcome of her seminal work concerning the history of Slovak fairy tale is her monograph entitled Metamorfózy rozprávky (Metamorphoses of Fairy Tale), 2008. She lives in Most pri Bratislave.
PodgorniŁukasz Podgórni (PL) is a graphic artist and creator of applications and unidentified literary objects; he sculpts in audio files and trains speech synthesizers during stage performances. He has signed manifestos of cybernetic poetry, and has taken part in its initiatives. He is the author of the volumes Skanowanie balu (2012), noce i pętle (2010) and the co-author of poetic newsletters Kryzys (2009), Zbiór pusty (2013), as well as the poemographic split wgraa (2012). In cooperation with Urszula Pawlicka, he has compiled a collection of digital adaptations of poems by Tytus czyżewski (2012).
Ron Padgett by John SarsgardRon Padgett (USA). His How Long was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Poetry, and his Collected Poems received the 2014 Los Angeles Times Best Book of Poetry prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America. In 2015 New York Review Books will publish his translation of Zone: Selected Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire and Coffee House Press will publish his new book of poems, Alone and Not Alone. He lives mostly in New York City.
SterVlad Marius Ster (RO/NL), was born in Baia Mare, Romania. He is currently a resident in Enschede, the Netherlands. Since 2012 he has been studying Law and culture, and self-studying philosophy, and photography. In the near future he will start a writing and photography bachelor. In 2013 he started personal project Hayzed, which turned out as an experimental magazine for art and culture, Hayzed Magazine, where he is the editor. In the past he had collaborations with Peter Macsovszky for the magazine.