OKNA – Espaço Cultural welcomes the Czech poet Kamil Bouška for a talk about poetry and literature, but also to explore his works in Czech, Portuguese and English.

Kamil Bouška (1979) represents a new generation of Czech poetry. In 2005, along with two other Czech contemporary poets, he founded the poetry collective Fantasía in a direct attempt to open up what they saw as the closed-off and self-referential Czech poetry circles to a wider audience, encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations and, overall, a renewed social responsibility. Bouška’s debut solo collection, Oheň po slavnosti (fra, 2011), was nominated for the Czech national Magnesia Litera award, and individual poems from the collection were chosen for the annual Best Czech Poetry anthology four years in a row (2009-2012).