George Gömöri was born in Budapest in 1934. After leaving Hungary in 1956, he travelled and taught in the USA, and taught Polish and Hungarian at the University of Cambridge from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He published five collections outside Hungary before his sixth appeared there in 1990, and has published 12 books of poetry in Hungarian With Clive Wilmer he has translated many Hungarian poets, including two collections by Györgi Petri for Bloodaxe, and two books of poems by Miklós Radnóti. In 1993 he won the first Salvatore Quasimodo Memorial Prize for Poetry, and in 1995, the Italian poetry prize ‘In the Footsteps of Ada Negri’ (Lodi). He co-edited The Colonnade of Teeth: Modern Hungarian Poetry with George Szirtes (Bloodaxe Books, 1996).
Books by George Gömöri