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Inspired by Hungarian Poetry - British Poets in Conversation with Attila József (e-book)

inspired by hungarian poetry epubTitle: Inspired by Hungarian Poetry - British Poets in Conversation with Attila József
Editor: Végh Gyöngyi
Authors: József Attila, Derek Adams, Polly Clark, Anthony Dunn, Jacqueline Gabbitas, George Gömöri, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Lehóczky Ágnes, Tim Liardet, John McAuliffe, John Mole, Clare Pollard, Sam Riviere, Carol Rumens, Fiona Sampson, Tom Warner
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre London
Language: english
ISBN 978-615-5389-30-6

The Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre London launched its new project ‘Inspired by Hungarian poetry: British poets in conversation with Attila József’ in celebration of the Hungarian Culture Day on 22 January 2013.
On 22 January 1823 Ferenc Kölcsey – one of the most important literary fi gures in Hungarian history – completed his manuscript of the Hungarian National Anthem. Since 1989 Hungarian culture is celebrated on this day.

To mark this special event, the Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre London invited British poets to contribute to its new project with a poem of their own written in response to the poems of the Hungarian poet Attila József (1905-1937). The original idea of the ‘British poets in conversation with Attila József ’ project came from Tibor Fischer, the internationally renowned British writer of Hungarian origin.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness and appreciation of Hungarian poetry among readers in the UK through initiating a poetic conversation between renowned British poets and selected poems of the outstanding Hungarian poet Attila József.
The Hungarian Cultural Centre asked British poets to respond to a selection of Attila József’s poems in English translation, put into English beautifully by John Bátki, Edwin Morgan, George Szirtes and Peter Zollman.
The present online anthology, published on 11 April 2013 – the birthday of Attila József and the National Poetry Day in Hungary – is the product of the poetic ‘conversation’ between Attila József and more than a dozen of his present-day British counterparts.
A gala reading in London on 11 April 2013 celebrates the occasion of the launch of the anthology, Attila József’s work and poetry.

This is the e-book version of the same titled book (ISBN 978-615-5389-29-0)!

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