21/02/2011

New book by Agnes Lehoczky

‘Poetry, the Geometry of the Living Substance’ by UEA graduate Agnes Lehoczky is the first sustained study in English of one of the most important Hungarian writers of the 20th century, the modernist poet Ágnes Nemes Nagy. It has just been published by Cambridge Scholars and will be launched at the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London in April. Agnes (pictured) is a Hungarian-born poet and translator who completed UEA’s Creative Writing (Poetry) MA with distinction in 2006. She recently completed her PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at UEA under the supervision of George Szirtes, and taught for two years on UEA’s undergraduate programme before taking up a position teaching on the MA course at the University of Sheffield. Her first two short ollections of poetry were published in Hungary in 2000 and 2002, and in 2008 she published her first English collection of poems, ‘Budapest to Babel’ with Egg Box. She was the recipient of the Arthur Welton Poetry Award and the winner of the Daniil Pashkoff Prize in poetry in 2010. She is currently working on her second collection of poems in English, to be published by Egg Box in 2011.

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