Jiří Wolker (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈvolkr̩]) (29 March 1900 – 3 January 1924) was a Czech poet, journalist and playwright. He was one of the founding members of KSČ - Communist Party of Czechoslovakia - in 1921.
Bust of Jiří Wolker at home of his birthplace in Prostějov
|Born||Jiří Karel Wolker|
29 March 1900
|Died||3 January 1924 (aged 23)|
|Notable works||Host do domu|
He was born in Prostějov, into a cultural family. He studied at the Prostějov gymnasium, and after he graduated, he moved to Prague. He studied law there, but simultaneously attended lectures of Zdeněk Nejedlý and F. X. Šalda at the Faculty of Arts. He was in close connection with the association of Czech avant-garde artists Devětsil. Wolker suffered of lung disease and died at age 23.
- Host do domu (1921) - poetry
- Proletářské umění (1922)
- Těžká hodina (1922) - poetry, the book jacket of the first edition was created by the Czech painter Josef Čapek.
- Tři hry (1923) - plays, rather marginal meaning
- Do boje, lásko, leť