Peter Macsovszky

Slovakia


Macsovszky is a poet, fiction writer and essayist. He was an editor of the literary magazine Dotyky and a lecturer at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, where he taught aesthetics and literary criticism; he also worked on the encyclopedia Beliana at the Slovak Academy of Sciences. His poetry books include: Strach z utópie (Fear of Utopia, Hevi, Drewo a srd, 1994, 2000); Ambit (Drewo a srd, 1995); Cvičná pitva (Autopsy, Drewo a srd, 1997), Sangaku (1998) Súmračná reč (The Dark Speech, Drewo a srd, 1999), Frustraeón (Drewo a srd, 2000), Lešenie a laná (The Scaffolding and Ropes, Kalligram, 2004), Príbytok cudzieho času (The Shelter of Alien Time, Ars Poetica, 2008), Hromozvonár, Pohodlná mníška (The Comfortable Nun, Ars Poetica, 2011). He is also a translator of modern American and Hungarian literature, including Richard Brautigan's The Revenge of the Lawn. He is particularly interested in the translation of modern American poetry, especially the Native American poetry. His other interests include Oriental philosophy and the history of fine arts. He holds the M.A. from the faculties of English Language, the Arts, and Slovak Literature from the University of Constantine. He was at the IWP through the US Information Agency.

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