Hungarian poet to read in Gort

GEORGE SZIRTES, the Hungarian born, British based, poet, will read in the Gort Library, Gort, on Wednesday at 8pm.

George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest, and moved to England as a refugee in 1956. He was brought up in London and his poems began appearing in national magazines in 1973. His first book, The Slant Door, was published in 1979.

He has won a variety of prizes for his work, most recently the 2004 TS Eliot Prize, for his collection Reel and the Bess Hokin Prize for poems in Poetry magazine in 2008.

Mr Szirtes will be joined on the night by the poet and musician Patrick Stack. The reading is organised by the Western Writers’ Centre Galway.


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