Jana Prikryl is a poet whose first collection is The After Party: Poems (Tim Duggan Books, 2016). She works as a senior editor at the New York Review of Books.
During her time at Radcliffe, Prikryl is writing her second book. She is intending to focus on ekphrastic poems and on poems that reckon with the histories embedded in and excluded from images.
Prikryl has received a residency from Yaddo and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in magazines including Harper’s, the London Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. Her essays on photography and film are frequently published in the Nation and the New York Review. Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Canada, she has an English degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in cultural criticism from New York University.