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Event in honor of the release of VLAK literary review No. 4

October 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for a special English language poetry event in honor of the release of VLAK literary review No. 4!
Readers at the event will include: Louis Armand, Jennifer K. Dick, Andrew Hodgson, Jane Lewty, David Vichnar and surprise guests  including MUSIC!  VLAK is an international curatorial project with a broad focus on contemporary poetics, art, film, philosophy, music, science, design, politics, performance, ecology, and new media.

Louis Armand  is a Sydney-born writer & visual artist who has lived in Prague since 1994. He has worked as an editor, publisher, art consultant & curator, & as a subtitles technician at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival; currently he lectures in the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University & is an editor of VLAK magazine. He has published five novels,Breakfast at Midnight (Equus, 2012), Clair Obscur(Equus, 2011), Menudo (Antigen, 2005), The Garden(Salt, 2001) and most recently Canicule (Equus, 2013). In addition, he is the author of seven collections of poetry–most recently, Letters from Ausland (Vagabond, 2011)& Synopticon (with John Kinsella; Litteraria, 2012)–& of a number of volumes of criticism, including Solicitations: Essays on Criticism & Culture (Litteraria, 2008). His poetry has appeared in the anthologies Thirty Australian Poets, The Best Australian Poems,Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets & The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. In 1997 he received the Max Harris Prize (Adelaide) and in 2000 the Nassau Review Prize (New York). Louis Armand’s paintings have been exhibited at Art Prague, with solo shows at Galery ArtNatur, Gallerie Gambit, Hunger Gallery & Indigo Space. His screenplay forClair Obscur won honourable mention at the 2009 Alpe Adria Trieste International Film Festival. He is the founder of the Prague Micro-Festival.

Jennifer K Dick  is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt Press, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (Univ of GA Press, 2004), and 3 chapbooks including BETWIXT (Corrupt, 2012), TRACERY (Dusie, 2012) and RETINA/Rétine(Estepa Editions, France, w/art by Kate Van Houten, tr. R. Bouthonnier). CONVERSION, A new art-chapbook is forthcoming in fall 2013 with Estepa Editions and Kate Van Houten. Jennifer teaches at Université of Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France. She also co-organizes Ivy Writers Reading Series in Paris, the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, is a poetry editor for VERSAL out of Amsterdam, writes regular poetics articles for Tears in the Fence and reviews for Drunken Boat. In addition to her poetry, she is co-editor with Stephanie Schwerter of the translation theory books Transmissibilityand Cultural Transfer: Dimensions of Translation in the Humanities (Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart, 2012) and Traduire – transmettre ou trahir – réflexions sur la traduction en sciences humaines (Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, 2013). An essay on Susan Howe’s documentary poetics and essay writing is just out on Seventeen Seconds, issue 7, at: New poems are forthcoming this fall in Tears in the Fence (UK), Vlak (Prague), Similar Peaks and other magazines.


Jane Lewty is the author of Bravura Cool (1913 Press: 2013), the co-editor of Broadcasting Modernism (University Press of Florida, 2009) and Pornotopias: Image, Apocalypse, Desire(Litteraria Pragensia, 2010). Her poems, reviews and essays have appeared, or will be appearing in, The Blackwell Companion to James Joyce (2008), Blazevox, MAKE, Otoliths,The Laurel Review, The Iowa Review, VOLT, The Volta, Blackbox Manifold, and others. She is a poetry editor for VERSAL magazine out of Amsterdam and for VLAK. She has been the recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship and the Ailene Barger Barnes Award from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2009). She has held faculty positions at University College London, the University of Northern Iowa, and currently is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Amsterda

David Vichnar is the author of Joyce Against Theory (Litteraria Pragensia, 2010). He is a co-editor of VLAK: Contemporary Poetics & the Arts and an editor and publisher wthi Equus books. He is completing a PhD in comparative lit. DRINKS at 7pm and the READINGS starting at 7:30pm.


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October 12, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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