Petr Borkovec

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Petr Borkovec, December 2012

Petr Borkovec (April 17, 1970, Louňovice pod Blaníkem) is a Czech poet, translator and journalist.[1][2]

He studied Czech language and literature at the Philosophical Faculty of the Charles University but did not finish his studies.

His poems have been translated into almost all European languages. His books have been published in Austria and in Italy. Borkovec translates mostly 20th-century Russian poetry.

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Prostírání do tichého, Pražská imaginace, 1990
  • Poustevna, věštírna, loutkárna, Mladá fronta, 1991
  • Ochoz, Mladá fronta, 1994
  • Ze tří knih = Aus drei Büchern, Buchwerkstatt Thanhäuser, 1995 (German translation)
  • Mezi oknem, stolem a postelí, Český spisovatel, 1996
  • Polní práce, Mladá fronta, 1998
  • Feldarbeit : Gedichte, Edition Korrespondenzen, 2001 (German translation)
  • A. B. A. F., Opus, 2002
  • Needle-book, Paseka, 2003
  • Nadelbuch: Gedichte, Edition Korrespondenzen, 2004 (German translation)
  • Vnitrozemí, Fra, 2005
  • Berlínský sešit / Zápisky ze Saint-Nazaire, Fra, 2008
  • From the Interior: Poems 1995-2005, Seren, 2008 (English translation)
  • Jedna věta, Revolver Revue, 2011
  • Milostné básně, Fra, 2012[3]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Krajiny milosti. Antologie české duchovní lyriky XX. století, 1994
  • Sborník k pětasedmdesátinám Ivana Slavíka, 1995.

Translations[edit]

His translations of poems by authors such as Zinaida Gippius, Georgi Ivanov, Joseph Brodsky were published in magazines.

Awards[edit]

  • 1995 — Cena Jiřího Ortena (Jiří Orten Award) in 1994 for his book Ochoz[4]
  • 2001 — Hubert-Burda-Preis and Norbert-C.-Kaser-Preis for the German translation of his book Polní práce
  • 2002 — Prémie Tomáše Hrácha for his translation of Oresteia (with Matyáš Havrda)
  • 2004 — Cena Josefa Jungmanna (main creative award) for his translation of a part of Heavy Lyre by Vladislav Khodasevich

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovník české literatury". Slovnikceskeliteratury.cz. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Autoři - Petr BORKOVEC - Portál české literatury". Czechlit.cz. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Autoři - Portál české literatury". Czechlit.cz. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Autoři - Portál české literatury". Czechlit.cz. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2013-10-14.