/ 5 December 2023

Ondřej Lipár on his life with poetry

My life with poetry


Welcome to ‘My Life with Poetry’, a captivating video column by Versopolis that delves into the personal journeys of established and emerging poets as well as other figures in the world of literature and poetry, such as poetry festival directors. In each episode, Versopolis’s poetic voices open up about their intimate connection with poetry, tracing their paths from the very first encounter with verses to their present moments in the poetic landscape.

Our inaugural guest is Ondřej Lipár, a distinguished Czech poet. Ondřej Lipár (1981, Czech Republic) is a poet, journalist and photographer. He has published two poetry collections, Skořápky (Shells, 2004) and Komponent (Component, 2014). For over a decade, he has collaborated with Éditions Fra publishing house. Since 2020, he has been co-creating the literary podcast Do slov with Barbora Votavova. He served as the president of the Association of Czech Writers for some time and is currently the editor-in-chief of Vogue CS magazine.

Join us as he shares the enchanting tale of his poetic evolution, offering insights into the profound impact poetry has had on his life. Stay tuned for a series that unravels the unique narratives behind the poetic minds that shape our literary world.