Louis Armand is a Sydney-born writer who has lived in Prague since 1994 and currently directs the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory in the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University. He is the editor of Contemporary Poetics (Northwestern University Press, 2007) and of The Return of Král Majales: Prague’s International Literary Renaissance, 1990–2010. His work has been included in the Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry and Best Australian Poems. His most recent collections of poetry are Letters from Ausland (Vagabond, 2011) and Synopticon (with John Kinsella; LPB, 2012). He is an editor of the magazine VLAK: Contemporary Poetics and the Arts. See www.louis-armand.com
Photograph by David Vichnar.