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Ondrej Buddeus

Ondřej Buddeus (*1984) is a Czech translator, poet and an episodic essayist. He translates from German and Norwegian (J. Winkler, J. E. Vold, A. Mortensen et al.), is editor-in-chief of the contemporary poetry magazine Psí vino and is writing his doctoral thesis in Scandinavian studies.

Some of his texts have been translated into German, Italian, Polish and English. In 2011, he published his début text collection 55 007 characters with spaces and picture book for adults, Orangutan in captivity tends towards obesity.

He was nominated for the Magnesia Litera Prize, Bank Austria Literaris and Dresdner Lyrikpreis. In 2013, he was awarded with the Jiri Orten Prize for his collection Swiftly.

 

 

bitová poetika: 1

Prospal jsem vedle tebe 17 885 hodin.
Snědl jsem s tebou 962 kilo masa, zhruba 4 a půl tuny
brambor, rýže, knedlíků, těstovin a tak.
Spotřeboval jsem 466 m3 vody na mytí, pití, holení, toaletu a kytky.
Milovali jsme se spolu 1135 x a v 73% případů nešlo jen o sex,
aspoň doufám.

Máme 2 děti. Dcera přijíždí každou druhou neděli.
Syna jsme poslali spát v 10.
Máme spolu byt 3 + 1 o rozloze 112 m2 a v něm 13 květin,
22 sklenic, 12 vidliček a 12 nožů a 12 lžic, 16 hrnků, 4 kastroly
7 pokliček, 5 ostrých nožů, 3 stoly, 7 židlí, 2 k řesla, 6 obrazů,
843 knih, klavír a notebook.

Řekl jsem ti 4 113 277 slov a ty mě 5 035 153 slov.
Jsi mi dlu žna 420 odpovědí a já tobě 1587 otázek.

Odpovědi, které ti dlužím, neznám.
Otázky, které mi dlužíš, neznám.

Počítal jsem to.


 
 

bit-poetics: 1

I've spent 17 885 hours sleeping by your side.
I've eaten 962 kilos of meat with you, roughly 4 and a half tons of potatoes, rice, dumplings, pasta and the like.
I've used up 466 m3 of water for washing, drinking, shaving, the toilet and flowers.
We've made love 1135 x and in 73% of the time it wasn't just about the sex, I hope at least.

We have 2 children. The daughter visits every other Sunday.
We put our son to bed at 10.
We have a three bedroom apartment together with an area of 112 m2 and in it 13 flowers, 22 glasses, 12 forks and 12 knives and 12 spoons, 16 mugs, 4 saucepans, 7 pot-lids, 5 sharp knives, 3 tables, 7 chairs, 2 armchairs, 6 paintings, 843 books, one piano and one laptop.

I've said 4 113 277 words to you and you've said 5 035 153 words to me.
You owe me 420 answers and I owe you 1587 questions.

I don't know the answers I owe you.
I don't know the questions you owe me.

I took count.

 


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