Roland Orcsik

Hungarian poet, writer, translator, musician and literary scholar Roland Orcsik was born in Becse (Serbia, then Yugoslavia) in 1975. Since the beginning of the nineties and the outbreak of the Yugoslav wars he has lived in Szeged (Hungary), not far from the places of his childhood and youth. He works at the University of Szeged in the Institute of Slavonic Studies. Orcsik is one of the editors of Hungarian literary monthly Tiszatáj. His research focuses on Hungarian and Ex-Yugoslav literary connections.

I spread my arms wide open
amidst the snowfall,
and as if hit by a bullet,
I threw myself backwards
on a thick blanket of snow.

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