Quasimodo Poetry Competition Winners September 20, 2017

The 25th Quasimodo poetry competition was held between the 7th and 9th September in the picturesque city of Balatonfüred.

Around two hundred poets qualified for the contest with four hundred pieces. From PPCU both Eszter Mohácsi (MA in Italian Studies) and Fanni Gergely (BA in Italian Studies) have won first place in different categories.

Salvatore Quasimodo, the Nobel Prize winning Italian poet visited Balatonfüred in 1961 for medical treatment. On the Tagore Promenade he planted a memorial tree for the memory of his recovery and he wrote a poem about the landscape and his experiences in the town. The Quasimodo Poetry Competition have been organized every year since 1992. The Meeting of Poets is an outstanding event in both the Hungarian and the Italian cultural life.

Congratulations to Eszter Mohácsi and Fanni Gergely, and their professors Norbert Mátyus and Margit Lukácsi.