Agnes Lehoczky wins poetry prize

UEA writer Agnes Lehocsky is to be awarded the inaugural Jane Martin Poetry Prize by Girton College, Cambridge. 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 will receive the Jane Martin Poetry Prize jointly with Emily Critchley at a ceremony at Girton College on Saturday 7th May. A week later, on 14th May, The Voice Project Choir will be performing a libretto jointly written by Agnes, George Szirtes and Andrew McDonnell at Norwich Cathedral as part of the 2011 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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