Poems by Kamil Bouška widely published in english-language journals

The Czech poet has recently appeared in Gulf Coast and eight other literary magazines.


Kamil Bouška. Photo: Radek Brousil

Kamil Bouška. Photo: Radek Brousil

Kamil Bouška’s poems, translated from Czech into English by Ondřej Pazdírek, have been published in a number of literary magazines. Most recently, three of Bouška’s poems were featured in the Summer / Fall 2018 issue of Gulf Coast, a Houston-based journal of literature and fine arts. Read the poems here.

Since 2015, Bouška’s poems have appeared in Guernica, B O D Y, Two Lines, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, Meridian, RHINO, The Stockholm Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Gulf Coast.

Kamil Bouška (b. 1979) is a Czech poet. His most recent collection of poetry is Hemisféry (Hemispheres, 2015). His first solo collection, Oheň po slavnosti (A Fire After a Party, 2011), received two nominations for the Magnesia Litera Award, in the Poetry and Discovery of the Year categories.

Ondřej Pazdírek (b. 1990) is a Czech-American writer and translator. He is the winner of the 2017 Beacon Street Prize in poetry from Redivider. His work has been nominated for the Bettering American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies. His poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Western Humanities Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, and PANK, among others. He lives in Iowa City.