The Enchanting Poet - János Marno (ISSUE XXVII)
János Marno was born in 1949, and writing, reading (and drawing) were taught to him by his mother and grandmother way before he would have started school. It was his mother who contaminated him with the passion of reading, probably that's why he also started to write so early. “I don't know whether I am going to be able to give up on these passions before dying”, he says.
Editor's Choice - János Térey (ISSUE XXVII)
János Térey (1970) is arguably one of the most prolific and dynamic creative artist in Hungarian literature today. His energy and drive have repeatedly proved able to bring up to date and breathe new life into poetic genres that were forgotten and believed dead. Drawn to longer narratives, he wrote a novel in verse, Paulus, and a play-ballad, A Nibelung-lakópark (The Nibelung Housing Estate). The language of his poetry, which is one of the most distinct voices in contemporary Hungarian literature, has added a unique dash of color to contemporary European verse.