To our readers in Hungary:
Australian poet Jennifer Harrison will be reading in Hungary with András Imreh
at Massolit Books and Café
Nagy Diófa 30
Tuesday, 13 September at 7pm
Melbourne poet and child psychiatrist, Dr Jennifer Harrison, has written five poetry collections, the most recent being Colombine New & Selected Poems (Black Pepper 2010), which is currently short-listed for the Western Australia Premier’s Prize. Among other awards, she has won the Anne Elder Poetry Prize and the Martha Richardson Poetry Medal. She recently co-edited Motherlode: Australian Women’s Poetry 1986-2008 (Puncher & Wattmann 2009). She holds Honorary Fellowships at Monash University and the University of Melbourne and is a board member for the international journal of creative practice, Axon. She runs the Neuropsychiatry Clinic and Developmental Assessment Program for youth and children at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
Jennifer will be reading and discussing poems from Colombine New & Selected Poems.
András Imreh was born in Budapest in 1966 where he still lives. After working as a language teacher and living in Mexico for a year he is now a free-lance poet and translator. He translates poetry from English, French and Spanish including the work of Robert Frost, W. B. Yeats, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, Shakespeare and J. L. Borges among others. His own books of poetry include That Which Has Two Names (Hungarian), Canción de cuna (Spanish) and Salut poètes (French). His poems have been translated into several languages and he has received a number of literary awards for his poetry and translations, including the József Attila, the Vas István and the Graves awards. He works as editor of Nagyvilág (Big World) literary magazine which publishes contemporary literature translated into Hungarian. He gives classes on poetry and translation and has recently started publishing essays.