Márió Z. Nemes

Mario Nemes (c) Gabi Csutak

Márió Z. Nemes (b. 1982 in Ajka, Hungary) is a poet, writer and critic who is seen as one of the major figures in the younger generation of poets in Hungary.

He published his first work around the turn of the millennium, and since then Nemes has published his texts and criticism in all leading Hungarian literary magazines and journals. He is a member of the Attila József Young Writers’ Union and of the Hungarian PEN Centre.

In 2005 together with ten other young poets Nemes founded and looked after the web blog Telep [Settlements], which quickly became the go-to place for the flourishing contemporary poetry movement in Hungary. This online activity ended in 2009 on the publication of a joint anthology in book form. Nemes is currently present online as editor of the cultural theory fanzine Technology and the Uncanny.

In early 2009 Nemes was awarded the Móricz Zsigmond Literature Fellowship for Poetry. In 2013 he gained his doctorate from the Philosophy Faculty at Eötvös Loránd University. Márió Z. Nemes lives in Budapest. In 2014 he was a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Publications (selection):

Alkalmi magyarázatok a húsról, József Attila Kör-L'Harmattan 2006

Bauxit, Prae 2010

A hercegprímás elsírja magát, Libri 2014

Puschkins Brüste, Edition Solitude 2016