Louis Armand is an Australian writer & visual artist, born in Sydney, who has lived in Prague since 1994, where he currently directs the Centre for Critical & Cultural Theory in the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University & is an exhibiting artist. He has published various collections of poetry, prose fiction and critical essays, including Inexorable Weather (UK: Arc, 2001), Strange Attractors (UK: Salt, 2003), Solicitations: Essays on Criticism & Culture (Litteraria Pragensia, 2005) and Event States: Discourse, Time, Medialit (Litteraria Pragensia, 2007). He is currently the editor of VLAK magazine.
What critics said about Séances (1997)
“There is something glittering in this poetry … surprising images & intensive feelings: this is a very frank poetry.” — Miroslav Holub
What critics said about Inexorable Weather (2001)
“… a poetry filled with guest appearances by the languages we normally delegate authority to; which knows more than all of them put together.” — Rod Mengham
“Louis Armand is a landscape poet with a difference. His landscapes are replete with ‘anti-constructs’ … He marks ‘the remoteness between signifier & land-/scape,’ rather than its conventional conflation. Armand … knows the ‘fundamental questions’ are those of locality; he poses them with intellectual acuity, integrity, & in singular language(s) that assert pluralism & always refuse the ‘seductions of amnesia.’” — Susan M. Schultz
Louis Armand, Letters from Ausland
2011. 92pp. ISBN 978-0-9805113-8-3