Jana Orlová (1986) is a poet and a performer. She published “Čichat oheň” („Sniff the Fire“) with her own illustrations at Pavel Mervart publishing house in 2012 and “Újedě” her second book of poetry at Větrné Mlýny publishing house in 2017. Her works appeared in “Nejlepší české básně” (Best Czech Poems) at Host publishing house. Her poems were translated into Ukrainian, Romanian, Belarusian, Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Greek, Hindi, Spanish, English, and Arabic. She published a poetry book in Ukrainian and Romanian in 2019. She treats performance art as living poetry. She gained the “Objev roku 2017” Breakthrough Act Award 2017 at Next Wave Festival for “crossing the boundaries of literature, fine art and theatre naturally and with ease”. Her work is to be seen at www.janaorlova.cz. She is a chief editor of art and culture column of Polipet.cz.
Author’s photo by Alžběta Dilingerová.