Milan Děžinský

Milan Děžinský

Milan Děžinský (1974) is a Czech poet and translator. He studied pedagogy of Czech and English Languages at The University of J.E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem. He is the author of six poetry collections. His latest book of poems, Obcházení ostrova (Walking Around an Island, 2017), won the Magnesia Litera Award for poetry. In 2014, he was nominated for the German-Czech Dresden Lyrics Prize and in 2016, he became the first laureate of the international Václav Burian Prize for poetry. He translates poems from English and lives in Roudnice nad Labem, where he is also engaged in politics.


Title Publisher Year Selected published translations Awards
Walking Around an Island (Obcházení ostrova) Host 2017  2018 Magnesia Litera – Poetry
Walking Around an Island
Obcházení ostrova
Award Year Country
Magnesia Litera – Poetry 2018 Česká republika