A Poetry Archive recording by

George Szirtes

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "The Accordionist"

  • 2 -

  • 3 -
    "The Photographer in Winter 1"

  • 4 -
    "The Swimmers"

  • 5 -
    "Rain"

  • 6 -
    "National Anthem"

  • 7 -

  • 8 -
    "Pearl Grey"

  • 9 -
    "Copper Brown"

  • 10 -
    "Keighley"

  • 11 -
    "Orgreave"

  • 12 -

  • 13 -
    "Death by Meteor"

  • 14 -

  • 15 -
    "Meeting Austerlitz"

  • 16 -

  • 17 -
    "Comical Roses in a Cubic Vase"

  • 18 -
    "Water"

  • 19 -
    "Prayer for my Daughter"


Select bibliography

  • The Slant Door, London, Secker & Warburg, 1979 - out of print
  • November and May, Secker & Warburg, 1981 - out of print
  • Short Wave, Secker & Warburg, 1984 - out of print
  • The Photographer in Winter, Secker & Warburg, 1986 - out of print
  • Metro, London, Oxford University Press, 1988 - out of print
  • Imre Mádach, The Tragedy of Man (translator), Hungary, Corvina Books, 1989
  • Sándor Csoóri, Barbarian Prayer: Selected Poems (part translator), Corvina Books, 1989
  • István Vas, Through the Smoke: Selected Poems (editor and part translator), Corvina Books, 1989
  • Darker Muses: With a Prefatory Letter by Thomas Mann (reviser/translator), Corvina Books, 1990
  • Dezso Kosztolanyi, Anna Édes (translator), London, Quartet, 1991
  • Zsuzsa Rakovsky and Gyözö Ferencz, As If . . .:Poems (co-translator with Clive Wilmer), Starwheel Press, 1991
  • Bridge Passages, Oxford University Press, 1991 - out of print
  • Otto Orbán, The Blood of the Walsungs: Selected Poems (editor), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bloodaxe, 1993
  • Blind Field, Oxford University Press, 1994 - out of print
  • New Life: Selected Poems of Zsuzsa Rakovszky (translator), Oxford University Press, 1994
  • Collected Poems of Freda Downie (editor), Bloodaxe, 1995
  • Selected Poems, Oxford University Press, 1996 - out of print
  • The Colonnade of Teeth: Twentieth Century Hungarian Poetry (editor and translator), Bloodaxe, 1996
  • The Red All Over Riddle Book (for children), London, Faber & Faber, 1997 (new ed. 1999)
  • Portrait of my Father in an English Landscape, Oxford University Press, 1998 - out of print
  • László Krasznahorkai, The Melancholy of Resistance (translator), Quartet, 1998
  • The Lost Rider: Hungarian Poetry 16-20th Century, an anthology (editor and chief translator), Corvina Books, 1998
  • The Budapest File, Bloodaxe, 2000
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  • Sándor Kányádi, There is a Land: Selected Poems (selected and translated by Peter Zollmann, with a preface by George Szirtes), Corvina Books, 2000
  • New Writing 10 (editor with Penelope Lively), London, Picador (in association with the British Council), 2001
  • An English Apocalypse, Bloodaxe, 2001
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  • The Night of Akhenaton: Selected Poems of Ágnes Nemes Nagy, Bloodaxe, 2004
  • An Island of Sound: Hungarian Poetry and Fiction before and beyond the Iron Curtain (co-editor and translator), London, Harvill, 2004
  • Sándor Márai, Casanova in Bolzano (translator), London, Knopf/Viking, 2004
  • Reel, Bloodaxe, 2004
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  • László Krasznahorkai, War and War, New Directions, 2005
  • George Szirtes Reading from his poems, CD, The Poetry Archive, 2005
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  • MirrorsCircle Press Publications, 2005
  • In Person 30 Poets, Edited by Neil Astley / Films by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, Bloodaxe Books 2008
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  • New and Collected Poems Bloodaxe Books, 2008
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  • Shuck, Hick, Tiffey!: Three Norfolk Libretti Gatehouse Press Ltd, 2008
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  • The Burning of the Books and Other Poems Bloodaxe Books, 2009
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