Györgi Petri (1943-2000) was a leading Hungarian poet, writer, translator. He studied Hungarian literature and philosophy at Eötvös Loránd University. From 1975 to 1988 his works were banned; his poetry appeared only in samizdat and abroad. Between 1981 and 1989 he was editor of the samizdat newspaper Beszélő. After the regime change he became member of the editorial board of the cultural monthly Holmi. He was one of the founders of the Digital Literary Academy. Bloodaxe published two editions of his poetry translated by George Gömöri and Clive Wilmer, Night Song of the Personal Shadow: Selected Poems (1991) and Eternal Monday: New & Selected Poems (1999).
Books by György Petri