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Sylva Fischerova: Poetry Parnassus (literature)

26 JUNE - 27 JUNE, SOUTHBANK CENTRE, BELVEDERE ROAD, LONDON SE1 8XX. This visionary festival sees poets from all participating Olympic nations come together for a week of readings, talks and performances. Poetry Parnassus marks the first time that so many poets from so many parts of the world have converged in one place. The Czech Republic will be represented by Sylva Fischerova, this year's nominee for the Czech prestigious award Magnesia Litera. Sylva Fischerova will participate in the reading event MAINTENANT on 26 JUNE, 7 PM at the Blue Room in Southbank Centre, and the event called LUNCH POEMS which will take place on the 26 June at 12.00 pm at Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof, Southbank Centre.


(26 June, 7 pm, Blue Room, Spirit Level, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX)

The Maintenant reading celebrates some of the most vivid and exciting poets currently writing in Europe, all of whom have featured in the Maintenant interview series: Sylva Fischerová, Pekko Kappi, Christodoulos Makris, Damir Sodan, Serhij Zhadan, Karlis Verdins and Endre Ruset.
Free event

More information at: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/maintenant-67660
This event will be follwed by Rain of Poems (100,000 poems by over 300 contemporary poets from 204 countries fall from a helicopter over Jubilee Garden during Poetry Parnassus as the sun set). Also free event. See more at: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/rain-of-poems-1000249


LUNCH POEMS (27 June, 12.00, Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX)

Pull up a bench in this urban allotment and make the best use of your lunch hour by listening to poems by three of Europe's leading poets including Czech Republic's Sylva Fischerova. Other participating poets come from the Netherlands and Denmark. Part of Poetry Parnassus.
Free event

More information at: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/lunch-poems-arjen-duinker-sylva-fischerov%C3%A1-pia-tafdrup-68031

Sylva Fischerová
is a Czech writer of poetry and prose fiction. She was born on November 5, 1963, in Prague, but lived in Olomouc until the age of eighteen. She initially studied philosophy and physics at Charles University but eventually switched over to classical philology. She currently holds a position in the Institute of Greek and Latin Studies at Charles University’s Philosophical Faculty. Her area of specialty is Greek literature, philosophy, and religion.
She has published a number of volumes of poems in Czech, and her poetry has been translated and published in numerous languages including English. An earlier selection of her poems, The Tremor of Racehorses, translated by Ian and Jarmila Milner, was published by Bloodaxe in 1990. She recently began to write prose as well.

Listen to Sylva Fischerova read three of her poems here:



Photo: Khalil Baalbaki
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books