Swimming Pool by Ágnes Lehóczky
Swimming Pool is the new full-length collection of poetry by UEA alumna Ágnes Lehóczky and has recently been published by Shearsman Books. It contains three ‘guest’ texts – a new poem by UEA Professor of Poetry Denise Riley, another by Adam Piette, and a prose piece by Terry O’Connor – each of which serves to introduce a section of the book. Ágnes graduated from the Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 2006 and completed her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 2010. Originally from Budapest, Hungary, her first collection in English, Budapest to Babel, was published by Eggbox in 2008. Her second collection Rememberer was also published by Eggbox, in 2012, and her third Carillonneur by Shearsman Books in 2014. A pamphlet Pool Epitaphs & Other Love Letters was published by Boiler House Press earlier this year. Ágnes also has three poetry collections in Hungarian and a collection of essays on the poetry of Ágnes Nemes Nagy. She was the winner of the Arthur Welton Poetry Award 2010 and the inaugural co-winner of the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge, in 2011. She currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield.