Andras Gerevich was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. He has four books of poetry in his native Hungarian: Átadom a pórázt (Handing Over the Leash, 1997), Férfiak (Men, 2005), Barátok (Friends, 2009), and Tizenhat naplemente (Sixteen Sunsets, 2014). His work has been translated into over a dozen languages, among others, into English by George Szirtes, into French by Brigitte Gyr, and into German by Monika Rinck. He translated a number of English-speaking poets into Hungarian, including Seamus Heaney, Charles Bernstein and Frank O’Hara. Gerevich scripted several prize-winning short artistic animation films, and his plays have been staged in theaters. He has also published essays and stories, and edited journals, anthologies and even worked on a poetry programe for BBC radio. He is now a freelance facilitator of screenwriting and poetry workshops at several colleges and universities in Budapest.
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