George Gömöri was born in Budapest but went into exile in 1956. He lectured at the University of Cambridge, has published eleven books of poetry in Hungarian, and has translated many Hungarian poets into English. With George Szirtes he edited The Colonnade of Teeth: Modern Hungarian Poetry (Bloodaxe Books, 1996). Three books of his poetry have appeared in English, including, most recently, Polishing OctoberNew and Selected Poems.