Lecture in language

Czech

Petr Hruška (CZE)

Poet, literary historian and screenwriter

„Poetry is not decorative of life. It has to disturb, astonish, surprise, unsettle, break the existing aesthetic satisfactions and create new ones.“

Petr is one of the most important Czech poets at the turn of millennium. His collections have been translated into several European languages. He works at the Institute for Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He is a member of the editorial board of the magazine Host and takes part in the organization of literary programs, exhibitions, and festivals in Ostrava.

He researches literature at the Institute for Czech Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and focuses mainly on literature written after 1945. He was involved in the elaboration More…