Agnes Lehoczky: a preview

Ágnes Lehóczky will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday, 4th June at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7 PM start, with Allen Fisher, Leanne Bridgewater and David Miller. Free entry. The film above shows Agnes at Poetry Parnassus in 2012. See also poems in Blackbox Manifold and details of her books published by Shearsman and Egg Box.


Ágnes Lehóczky is an Hungarian poet, scholar and translator originally from Budapest. She has two short poetry collections in Hungarian, Station X (2000) and Medallion (2002), published by Universitas, Hungary. Her first full collection in English, Budapest to Babel, was published in 2008 and her second collection, Rememberer, in 2012 by Egg Box Publishing. She was the winner of the Arthur Welton Poetry Award 2010 and the inaugural winner of the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge in 2011. She was Hungary’s representative poet for Poetry Parnassus at Southbank Centre during London’s Cultural Olympiad in Summer 2012. Her collection of essays on the poetry of Ágnes Nemes Nagy, Poetry: the Geometry of Living Substance, was published in 2011 by Cambridge Scholars. Her latest collection of poems Carillonneur was published by Shearsman Books in April 2014.