poems for the booklet are taken from Magdalena, a collaborative work in
progress by Phil Shoenfelt and Katerina Piňosová. The book is a
poetic-erotic meditation on the dark, obsessive side of sexuality, and
on the magical-erotic nature of Prague itself. It takes the form of a
series of poems, letters, short stories and incantations passed back
and forth between two imaginary lovers.
Shoenfelt is a longtime resident of Prague who is known for being
singersongwriter of the bands Southern Cross [Prague] and Fatal Shore
[Berlin]. He has recorded thirteen CDs to date on various labels in the
UK, USA, Czech Republic, Germany and Greece, and is the author of
Junkie Love, an autobiographical novel, and Zeleny Hotel/The Green
Hotel, a bi-lingual edition of poetry and song lyrics. Junkie Love was
winner of the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award in New York.
Piňosova is a member of the Group of Czech and Slovak Surrealists and
has had her work published in different literary anthologies,
publications and magazines. She is also the author of Housenka
Smrtihlava, a book of poetry and illustrations, and collaborated with
the American poet Laura Conway on The Alphabet Of Trees. She has had a
number of solo as well as collective surrealist exhibitions in Czech
Republic, France, the UK and the USA.