Armand is the author of eight novels, including The Combinations (2016), Cairo (2014; longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award), and Breakfast at Midnight (2012; described by 3:AM‘s Richard Marshall as “a perfect modern noir”). In addition, he has published ten collections of poetry – most recently, East Broadway Rundown (2015), The Rube Goldberg Variations (2015), Synopticon (with John Kinsella, 2012) – is the author of critical volumes including Videology (2015) The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey: Culture after the Avantgarde (2013). He currently directs the Centre for Critical Cultural Theory at Charles University, Prague.
Sean Bonney’s Letters Against the Firmament has been translated into several languages, and he has performed his work all over the world. Currently engaged in experimental filmmaking in Berlin, where he now lives.
Ondřej Buddeus (1984) graduated in Scandinavian Studies and Translatology on the Charles University. He is a translator from German and Norwegian, was a dramaturgist for the Prague Microfestival in years 2012-2014. During those years, he was an editor in chief for Psí víno, where he stayed working as an editor until 2017. He put out anthologies of texts 55 007 znaků včetně mezer (2011), rorýsy (2009), and zóna (2017), a picture book for adults OraAngutan v zajetí má sklony k obezitě (2011), a children’s book Hlava v hlavě (2013). He also co-edited a Czech-Slovak-German anthology of contemporary poetry DISPLEJ.eu (2014) and a collective monograph TŘÍDIT SLOVA: Literatura a konceptuální tendence 1949–2015 (tranzit.cz). His texts have been translated into various languages including Polish, German, English, Hungarian, Portugese, Swedish, Norwegian, Welsh and Latvian. He regularly performs in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. At the present time, he lives and works in Prague and since 2017 is the head of Czech Literary Center (czechlit.cz).
Kimberly Campanello was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a dual American and Irish citizen based in the UK. Her poetry books include Imagines (New Dublin Press), Strange Country (TheDreadful Press), Consent (Doire Press) and Hymn to Kālī (EyewearPublishing). MOTHERBABYHOME, her 796-page set of poems on the St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Ireland, is forthcoming with zimZalla Avant Objects. A selection from MOTHERBABYHOME appeared in September 2017 in Laudanum Publishing’s ChapbookAnthology Volume Two alongside work by Frances Lock and Abigail Parry.
Ailbhe Darcy is an Irish poet who lives in Wales. Following a pamphlet from Tall Lighthouse, A Fictional Dress (2009), her first full-length collection, Imaginary Menagerie (Bloodaxe, 2011) was shortlisted for a dlr Strong Award. Subcritical Tests, a collaboration with S.J. Fowler, was published by Gorse Editions in 2017. A second solo collection, Insistence (Bloodaxe, 2018), is published this May.
Widely published abroad, Rikki Ducornet is the author of nine novels as well as collections of poetry, essays and short fictions. Her work has received numerous awards including a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and an Academy Award in literature. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally, including the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende ( Santiago, Chile) and the Biblioteque Nationale, ( Paris, France).Her artistic career began in Brno in 1966 when an International Surrealist Collage exhibit travelled throughout Czechoslovakia.
Mária Ferenčuhová has emerged as one of the most promising and original Slovak poets of the 21st century. Beginning as one of the post-modernist “aNesthetic” and “Text” poets using a matter-of-fact language with precise visual perceptions, her work has expanded its range of concerns from urban life to a wider perception of the individual in a world damaged by history and threatened by environmental destruction.
She lectures history and theory of documentary at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, translates prose and poetry from French and is the author of four poetry books: Skryté titulky (2003), Princíp neistoty (2008), Ohrozený druh (2012) and Imunita (2016). British publisher Shearsman.Books just published her selected poems in English (Tidal Events, 2018).
Anja Golob (1976, Slovenia) so far published 4 poetry collections. The fifth book is a poem in six parts, written in German via e-mail correspondence with Nikolai Vogel, titled “Taubentext, Vogeltext” (hochroth, Munich, 2018). The second and the third Slovene book were both awarded the Jenko Poetry Prize (2014 & 2016) for best Slovene poetry collection in past two years.
In Fall 2018, the German translation of her third poetry collection will be published with Edition Korrespondenzen (Vienna), and in Spring 2019, the Croatian translation with Sandorf (Zagreb).
Andrew Robert Hodgson (b. 1988, Hull, England), studied literature, art and theory in London and Paris, he was awarded doctorat by Université Paris Est and ENS de Lyon in 2016. He is author of the novel Reperfusion (2012), and the forthcoming novelesque Mnemic Symbols (2019). He is translator from the French of Roland Topor’s Head to toe portrait of Suzanne (2018) and from the Danish, Carl Julius Salomonsen’s Modern forms of art and contagious mental illness (2018), with further translations of Pierre MacOrlan, Jacques Yonnet and Georges Perec underway. Hodgson has participated in art exhibitions, published shorter fiction, and academic studies. His monograph The Post-War Experimental Novel is forthcoming 2019. He is contributing editor at 3:AM Magazine.
Stewart Home was born and lives in London. He is the author of 15 published novels and several works of cultural commentary. His film book Re-Enter The Dragon: Genre Theory, Brucesploitation and the Sleazy Joys of Lowbrow Cinema has just been published, and so have his collected poems entitled SEND CA$H. He is also an artist with work bought by the UK Arts Council currently on show as part of In My Shoes at the Longside Gallery in Yorkshire Sculpture Park; and a solo show, Dual Flying Kicks, opening at 5 Years Gallery in London shortly after he returns home from Prague.
Interior Ministry is an experimental Prague/Berlin/London-based collective responsible for the Alienist manifesto and the alienist anti-novel Death Mask Sutra.
Born 1986, lives, loves, reads, writes, works and gets on the piss in vienna. he is part of the cultural club einbaumöbel & the theatre-dance-performace-etc- group grillhendl rotation crew and also member of the grazer autorinnen autorenversammlung. together with the artist andrea knabl, he is running the small press edition tagediebin – independent press for image and text, promoting experimental deviant aesthetics. he knows fnnish and dada and loves drinking beer. last published: tule jos on tullaksee. mit bildern von ilse kilic und fritz widhalm.wohnzimmers buntes lyrikheft 13. edition das fröhliche wohnzimmer, wien 2017.
Aušra Kaziliūnaitė is a poet, writer, journalist, film researcher, human rights activist, performer, philosopher and event host. She was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1987. Earned her BA in History at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and followed with an MA in Religious Studies at Vilnius University. She is currently a doctoral student of Philosophy at Vilnius University and a published author of four poetry books. She has received numerous national awards, including the Young Artist Prize from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. This year a collection of her poetry entitled The Moon Is a Pill (2018; Parthian Books) was published in English in a translation by Rimas Užgiris. So far Aušra’s poetry has been translated into eleven languages.
Birgit Kreipe, b. in Hildesheim, studied Psychology and German studies and lives as a psychotherapist and Author in Berlin. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and Anthologies, last in “everything here, Your Majesty, is yours: Poetry in the Anthropocene “, ed. Anja Beyer and Daniela Seel, kookbooks, Berlin 2016.
Richard Makin is a writer and artist. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, London. His publications include the books Mourning (Equus Press), Dwelling (Reality Street), Forword (Equipage) and Universlipre (Equipage). His work is featured in the anthologies FOIL (Etruscan Press) and The Reality Street Book Of Sonnets (RS). He is a contributor to Alienist magazine. Forthcoming books are Concussion Protocols (Alienist), Archangel, Untitled (Invisible Print), and Work. Excerpts from the latter have been published by Equus Press and in the anthologies A Screw In The Shoe (Golden Handcuffs Review) and Tears In The Fence. Exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and the Royal Academy. In Spring 2018 he contributed to the The Arca Project at PayneShurvell, London, an exhibition informed by the writing of W.S Sebald. Richard lives in St Leonards on the south coast of England.
Jeroen Nieuwland is two months behind on his life. He writes poems and essays, & reads poems while Boris plays the cello. The long(ish) poem “Diffractions” appeared in VierSome#02 (Veer Press, 2014). Some essays can be found in Terrain: Essays on the New Poetics (2014). He was a contributing editor for VLAK magazine. Phase Space Trajectory (2018) is a recent chapbook.
Oravin is an Austrian poet and audiovisual performer. He is part of Babelsprech, an international network of young German language poetry. His performances have brought him to Sarajevo, Helsinki, Tokyo and Marseille (among other places) and he has shown his video poems on festivals around Europe. A selection of his work can be found at www.oravin.at. After years in Reykjavík, Berlin and Orivesi/Finland, Oravin now lives in Vienna.
Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform in the Whitney Biennial; her art work has appeared at MAK Center/Schindler House (Los Angeles); Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; the Broad Museum (East Lansing, MI); the Kitchen (New York), Cage Gallery (New York), and Various Small Fires (Los Angeles). Performance venues include Museum of Modern Art (New York); Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles); the Getty Villa (Los Angeles); Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art; Mestni Muzej (Ljubljana, Slovenia); New Holland (Saint Petersburg, Russia); Garage Museum (Moscow); Kunstverein, (Köln, Germany); Swiss Institute (New York); Silencio (Paris); and Whitechapel Gallery (London). Place also works as a criminal defense attorney.
Naomi Toth teaches English literature at the Université Paris Nanterre. She is the author of L’Écriture vive: Woolf, Sarraute, une autre phénoménologie de la perception (Classiques Garnier, 2016) and has co-edited article collections on emotion in literature and the arts, and on the translation of sound in Proust. After Vanessa Place, an email exchange with the poet, was published as an art book by Ma Bibliothèque in May 2017.
Magdaléna Platzová is the author of six books, including two novels published in English by Bellevue Literary Press: Aaron’s Leap, a Lidové Noviny Book of the Year Award finalist translated by Craig Cravens, and The Attempt, a Czech Book Award finalist translated by Alex Zucker. Her fiction has also appeared in “A Public Space” and “Words Without Borders”. A citizen of the Czech Republic, she has taught at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study a course on Franz Kafka and now lives in Lyon, France.
Steffen Popp, born in Greifswald, lives in Berlin. He has published the volumes of poetry 118 (2017), Thicket with Speeches and Eyes (2013), Kolonie Zur Sonne (2008) and Wie Alpen (2004), as well as the novel Ohrenberg or the Way There (2006). He is the initiator and co-editor of the collaborative poetry helmet from Phlox (2011) and publisher of Joseph Beuys: Mysteries for All (2015), as well as translators of the US poets Christian Hawkey and Ben Lerner. In 2018, his translation of the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop published by Hanser Verlag and published by him anthology of contemporary German-language poetry, PEOPLE. Poems. Fanbook. Hall of Fame, at Suhrkamp.
Martin Reiner (formerly also PLUHÁČEK) is a poet, prose writer, and publisher born on August 1, 1964 in Brno, Czech Republic, but spent a part of his childhood in Janovice nad Úhlavou. He spent 6 years attending military schools and 8 months in prison. After his release, he worked in a dancing school, as a shop assistant in a second-hand bookstore, paper delivery boy, stage manager in an operetta theatre. After the Velvet Revolution, he was a co-founder and editor of the political-cultural revue Proglas, scholarship holder in ČLF, spokesman for the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, editor-in-chief for Lidová demokracie – Petrov publishing house. Between 1992 and autumn 2005 he was the owner of the Petrov publishing house. Since then, he became a freelance writer. (Bio provided by author)
Germán Sierra is a neuroscientist and fiction writer. He has published five novels in Spanish—A—and a book of short stories, Alto Voltaje. His first book in English, The Artifact, is forthcoming next October from Inside the Castle.
Olga Stehlíková (1977) is a literary and magazine editor as well as a literary journalist. She is a former editor of the Pandora Revue, and works as an editor for the online literary magazine Wagon and the by-weekly online magazine Ravt. She was also a co-editor of the two-volume anthology of Czech poetry (Antologie české poezie I. díl, 1986-2006. dybbuk, 2007), and along with Petr Hruska she edited the almanac Nejlepší české básně 2014 (Host, 2014). Stehlíková’s poetry debut Weeks received the Magnesia Litera Award for poetry.