Jaroslav Erik Frič

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Jaroslav Erik Frič
Jaroslav Erik Frič, club performance 01.jpg
Frič in 2017
Born14 August 1949
Died24 May 2019
CitizenshipCzech
OccupationSinger

Jaroslav Erik Frič (14 August 1949 – 24 May 2019) was a Czech poet, musician and publisher. He also helped organise underground culture festivals.

Career[change | change source]

Since he did not support the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, he wrote samizdat poems. After the Velvet Revolution, he founded publishing houses. He later founded two non-governmental organisations to help minority groups and others. Beginning in 2000, he organised an annual poetry festival in Brno. He was born in Horní Libina.

Personal life[change | change source]

Frič died of cancer on 24 May 2019 in Brno. He was 69.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kenety, Brian (24 May 2019). "Czech underground poet, busker, publisher Jaroslav Erik Frič dies". Radio Prague. Retrieved 25 May 2019.