distinguished personalities of the Catholic stream in Czech poetry of the latter half of the 20th century.
He spent 13 years in communist prisons and was banned as author for 40 years.
In 1995, the then president Vaclav Havel bestowed a high state decoration, the T.G. Masaryk Order, on Rotrekl for his merits.
from Prague Daily Monitor: Catholic poet Rotrekl dies aged 92