Louis Armand is a Prague writer, theorist & visual artist. In 2004 he hosted the 1st Prague International Poetry Festival. In 2009 he founded the Prague Microfestival & in 2014 initiated the Talk Like an Alien performance series at The Solution (w/ Mark Divo).

His novels include Vampyr (2020), GlassHouse (2018), The Combinations (Equus, 2016), Abacus (2015), Cairo (2014), Breakfast at Midnight (2012), Clair Obscur (2011), Menudo (2005), The Garden (2001) & Canicule (2013). 

His theoretical works include Videology (2015), Solicitations (2013), Event States (2007), Literate Technologies (2006), The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey: Culture after the Avantgarde (2013), Helixtrolysis (2014), Incendiary Devices (2001), & Techne (1997).

He is the editor of Mind Factory (2005), Pornotopias (2008), Avant-Post (2006), Hidden Agendas: Unreported Poetics (2010), Pornoterrorism (with Jaromir Lekel; 2015), Technicity (with Arthur Bradley; 2006) & City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague (with Robert Carrithers; 2017).

In addition, he is the author of eleven collections of poetry — most recently Monument (with John Kinsella, 2020), East Broadway Rundown (2015), The Rube Goldberg Variations (2015; both from Vlak Records), Indirect Objects (2014) & Letters from Ausland (2011; both from Vagabond), & Synopticon (with John Kinsella; Litteraria, 2012).

His work has appeared in the anthologies Contemporary Australian Poetry, Thirty Australian Poets, Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets & The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. In 1997 he received the Max Harris Prize (Adelaide) and in 2000 the Nassau Review Prize (New York). 

He has exhibited on multiple occasions at Art Prague, with solo shows at ArtNatur Gallery, Galerie Gambit, Hunger Gallery & Indigo.

He has performed with the electrojazz combo, The Syndicate, & fronted KLASS for their 2021 single Somewhere in the Aftermath. A screenplay for Clair Obscur won honourable mention at the 2009 Trieste International Film Festival. He is formerly an editor of VLAK magazine & Directs the Centre for Critical & Cultural Theory at Charles University, Prague.

Author photo of Louis Armand © David Vichnar 2020. For representation please contact equuspress@gmail.com

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