An explosive, agonized, fortissimo poetry. Robert Pinksy, Poet Laureate of the United States in 1997 on Balogh’s poetry Atilla Balogh’s poems are psalms. Reading his work, I wanted to burst out of time; I wanted to transcend time; I wanted to disappear!



       K. Curtis Lyle, Electric Church



   This sequence of forty-one free-form poems, in English translation by Michael Castro and Gabor Gyukics, is a passionate, earthy, intelligent, and often surreal portrait-in-motion of a contemporary
Hungarian/Gypsy consciousness in confrontation with life, sex, and death.


       Jon Dressel, Out of Wales: Fifty Poems, 1973-83