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Poets in Prague on the SPL Podcast

November 8, 2013

I recently visited Prague with Literature Across Frontiers and chatted to a selection of poets he met there. We begin with Tomáš Míka, a poet, hip-hop artist and translator of many works including James Hogg and Samuel Beckett, who reads his poem ‘If we do not entertain ourselves, they will entertain us’ and discusses his chaotic ‘maximalist’ approach to poetry performance. Translator, poet and episodic essayist Ondřej Buddeus‎ reads his poem ‘bit-poetics’, tells us why Google is both a poetic and hilarious word and how he is exploring how language adapts to new technology. Playwright and poet Kerry Shawn Keys reads one of his poems and tells us about how he used to experiment with ‘trance’ states. Glasgow born and Prague based writer Christopher Crawford, the editor of online magazine Body reads one of his poems and talks about his approach to editing.

Ryan Performs at the Prague Book Fair

May 5, 2013

Additional Czech news: I’ll be performing at the Prague Book Fair on Friday 18 May, also in association with Literature Across Frontiers.

Prague Book Fair

2.00 p.m.–3.50 p.m.
LATERNA POETICA – Right Wing35
Alexandra Büchler and Ryan van Winkle
Alexandra Büchler introduces the internet magazine ‘Transcript’ and video clips from a Literature Across Frontiers poetry project. Ryan van Winkle introduces a number of projects that present poetry over the Internet, including the Scottish/Arab poetry projects Reel Iraq and Reel Syria. • Interpreted: Czech, English.

Friday 18/5/2013, 18:00 hrs

Palace of Industry, Prague Exhibition Grounds (Holešovice), Poetry Room – Right Wing (Balcony, Right).

Ryan van Winkle, an american who lives in Edinburgh, is well known for his innovative approach to performing poetry using multimedia, new technologies and theatrical arrangements. He transforms  poetry into theatre using video clips, podcasts and other ways of communicating with the audience.
Interpreted: Czech, English

Literature Across Frontiers

Tuesday 14/5/2013, 20:00 hrs

Presented by Alexandra Büchler in Czech and English
Divus (South Wing), Bubenská 1, Praha 7
Literature Across Frontiers presents two poets from Britain known for taking innovative approaches to performing poetry using multimedia, new technology, and theatre settings. Zoë Skoulding’s performance features sound art and photographs by Alan Holmes, with recordings of her poetry in Czech translation. Ryan van Winkle, an American settled in Edinburgh, makes poetry into theatre and uses video clips, podcasts and other ways of communicating with audiences.

Hope to see you there!

Ryan is Crossing Literary Frontiers in Prague

April 20, 2013

Exciting news! This May I’m heading to continental Europe to join our friends Zoë Skoulding, Alan Holmes and the good people at Literature Across Frontiers for a joint English/Czech reading. If you’re in Prague this Spring/Summer come and join us!

Literature Across Frontiers

Tuesday 14/5/2013, 20:00 hrs

Presented by Alexandra Büchler in Czech and English
Divus (South Wing), Bubenská 1, Praha 7
Literature Across Frontiers presents two poets from Britain known for taking innovative approaches to performing poetry using multimedia, new technology, and theatre settings. Zoë Skoulding’s performance features sound art and photographs by Alan Holmes, with recordings of her poetry in Czech translation. Ryan van Winkle, an American settled in Edinburgh, makes poetry into theatre and uses video clips, podcasts and other ways of communicating with audiences.

Hope to see you there!

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