Friday, May 09, 2014


I am very excited to be part of this year's Prague Poetry Microfestival! Here is the
Press Release and Programme combined for easy use for anyone that might be lurking round the Czech capital this weekend and next week. Hope to see you there--I (Jennifer K Dick) will be reading yet more poems from the CERN 200 series on MONDAY NIGHT the 12th of May, with translations into Czech by Olga!

Prague Microfestival 2014 – Press Release & PROGRAMME The sixth issue of Prague Microfestival will take place from Sunday 11 May to Wednesday 14 May in the Student club Celetná, Celetná 20, right in the centre of Prague and will commence with a warm-up “Prague Fiction Forum” night of prose readings on Saturday 10 May in the Utopia Club, Belehradská 45. The festival is fully bilingual (Czech and English) and celebrates innovative poetry, this year revolving around the topics of conceptual writing,digital poetry performance and poetry collective.

EVENING 10 May 2014: (SOBOTA / SATURDAY) Prague Fiction Forum
19:30 – Club Utopia (Belehradská, 45, Prague; English only, entrance free. The Prague Fiction Forum at Utopia Club on 10 May will feature the writers Louis Armand, Thor Garcia, Richard Makin, Ken Nash, and Phil Shoenfelt. The evening also includes the world-premiere of Ken Nash's short film, "The Pigeon," Phil Shoenfelt & David Babka unplugged, and improv jazz by Ian Mikyska.
Louis Armand,
Thor Garcia,
Ken Nash,
Richard Makin,
Phil Shoenfelt

DAY 11 May 2014 (NEDELE / SUNDAY)
Vanessa Place: lecture “Empire Aesthetics” (English only, entrance free)
Start 17.00; Galerie Tranzit Display (Dittrichova 337/9, Prague;
This year’s guest of honor is the renowned American conceptual poet, theorist and criminal appellate attorney Vanessa Place; in her output, she utilizes appropriation and thematizes sexual abuse, violence and workings of the institution called literature (as well as others) She will present her texts at the opening night of the festival, Sunday 11 May from 7pm, but before that will kick off the festival with a lecture called “Empire Aesthetics” (from 5pm in the gallery tranzitdisplay, Dittrichova 337/9). The opening night will also feature the Viennese-Bratislava curator, poet and artist Boris Ondreicka, the Irish poet James Cummins and the Swiss multilingual digital performer Heike Fiedler.

EVENING 11 May 2014
Zahajovací vecer / Opening night - Celetná 20, vstupné / entrance 40 Kc:
Boris Ondreicka (SVK)
James Cummins (IRE)
Vanessa Place (USA): guest of honour
Heike Fiedler (CHE)
Hudba / Music performance: Mini Stark

DAY 12 MAY (PONDELÍ / MONDAY) Celetná 20, vstupné / entrance 40 Kc
Panel discussion: “Poetry Event and Poetry Activism” (English only, entrance free)
Start 16.00; tranzitdisplay gallery (Dittrichova 337/9, Prague; On Monday the viewers can look forward to a panel discussion to precede the night’s festival readings.
Louis Armand,
Linn Hansén,
Boris Ondreicka,
Vanessa Place

Druhý vecer / Second night - Celetná 20, vstupné / entrance 40 Kc:
After a short break the festival will recommence at 7pm in Celetná with the readings by a diverse group of Anglophone poets living in France. Kate Noakes and Jason McGimsey will introduce their Paris Lit Up project, followed by Jennifer K. Dick with her pleasurably sophisticated vignettes from the secret life of the CERN collider. The evening will wind up with a performance by the Konrád Kapitola Trio (David Ružicka, Marcel Bárta a Dorota Barová), a melancholy and melodic reading overlaid with subtle experimental jazz tunes.
Kate Noakes (GBR/FRA)
Jason McGimsey (USA/FRA)
Jennifer K. Dick (USA/FRA)
Trio Konráda Kapitoly
(David Ružicka, Marcel Bárta, Dorota Barová) (CZE)
Hudba / Music performance: DoMa Ensemble
(Marcel Bárta + Dorota Barová)

EVENING 13 May (ÚTERÝ / TUESDAY) Celetná 20, vstupné / entrance 40 Kc. On Tuesday, the limelight will be occupied by poet-performers and poetry collectives. The by now cult Slovak group Generator X will feature two dancers (Feriencíková and Hianiková) alongside the poets Šulej a Habaj. They will share the stage with the Austrian noise lettrist Jörg Piringer, the British-Slovak-Czech trio TRYIE (Fowler, Husárová, Peková) and their explosive performance bordering on theatrical and the French-Australian duo Samuel Langer and Antoine Hummel.
Samuel Langer & Antoine Hummel (AUS/DEU; FRA)
TRYIE collective
(Stephen J. Fowler, Zuzana Husárová, Olga Peková) (GBR/ SVK/ CZE)
Generátor X collective
(Michal Habaj, Peter Šulej, Jana Tereková, Sona Feriencíková) (SVK)
Jörg Piringer (AUT)

EVENING 14  May (STREDA / WEDNESDAY) Celetná 20, vstupné / entrance 40 Kc The main program will start at 7pm at Studentský klub Celetná 20. Last but not least, the fourth night will draw an arch between the established poets of the Anglophone avant-garde and European new generation. The Irish visually oriented poet Maggie O‘Sullivan and the Australian provocative Ashberian Michael Farrell will pass the relay onto Linn Hansén from Sweden and Katarína Kucbelová from Slovakia, who both in their own way utilize conceptual practices to achieve crafted lyrical results. During the festival the viewers will have the pleasure to listen to the music by MiniStark, Were Mute, Happy Funeral and DoMa Ensemble.
Katarína Kucbelová (SVK)
Michael Farrell (AUS)
Maggie O’Sullivan (GBR)
Linn Hansén (SWE)
Hudba / Music performance: Weremute

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