Poetry at the Post, Day 12: Czech Poet, Katerina Rudcenkova

“Yes, I live inside the piano” by Katerina Rudcenkova, as translated by Alexandra Büchler

June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014

Continuing my travels to the Czech Republic, I found the young Czech poet, playwright and photographer, Katerina Rudcenkova. What I’ve read of her work so far, I really like. It is fresh, yet powerful.

“Yes, I live inside the piano” is a short—3-line poem. For a quick poetry fix, you can read it here. It is fun with a twist at the end.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/246336

If you want to know more, you can listen to this interview with Rudcenkova on Radio Czech.
http://www.radio.cz/en/section/books/visitors-invisible-through-treetops-the-poetry-of-katerina-rudcenkova

Nowhere
Covered by purple leaves
I’ll leave my roots under water…

Czech Switzerland National Park, photo courtesy of Olaf1541, as licensed under CC Share Alike 3.0
Czech Switzerland National Park, photo courtesy of Olaf1541, as licensed under CC Share Alike 3.0

http://www.npcs.cz/en

I am looking forward to visiting the Czech Republic. How great that its first president Vaclav Havel was a poet!

In googling everything Czech this morning, I discovered Czech Switzerland—a National Park in northwestern Czech Republic. A fairly new National Park, it looks like a good place to visit.

#spaldingmfaprague2014

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