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Name  Agnes Rapai
Role  Poet

Agnes Rapai

Education  Moscow State University

The native form of this personal name is Rapai Ágnes. This article uses the Western name order.


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Ágnes Rapai (born 13 March 1952 in Szekszárd, Hungary) is a Hungarian poet, writer, and translator.


Rapai spent her childhood in Budapest, Szekszárd, and Pécs. She graduated from the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University where she studied dramaturgy in 1975. Rapai has been a freelance poet and writer since 1989.

Since 2007, Rapai has been a board member of ARTISJUS (Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors' Rights). She is also a member of the Belletrist Association (Szépírók Társasága), the Hungarian National Association of Creative Artists (MAOE), and the Hungarian PEN Club.


In 1995, Rapai received the Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Award. She was also awarded by the Hungarian Art Fund in 1996, and took the János Arany Prize in 1999.


In 1997, Rapai took part in the International Poetry Festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. In 1999, Hungary was the guest of honor (Schwerpunkt-country) at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Her second collection of poems in German was published for this occasion.

In 2007, Rapai participated in the ninth annual Prague International Poetry Days.


Several publications have reviewed works by Rapai:

  • Bella, István (1985), A fűszál színeváltozása [The Discoloration of a Blade of Grass] (in Hungarian), Élet és Irodalom 
  • Pécsi, Györgyi (1991), A darázs szeme [Eye of the Wasp] (in Hungarian), Életünk 
  • Lukácsi, András (1994), Magyar költőnő Svájcban [A Hungarian Poetess in Switzerland] (in Hungarian), Magyar Hírlap 
  • Sándor, András (1995), E ruhátlan lét: a költészet [Poetry – This Unclothed Existence] (in Hungarian), Tekintet 
  • Legeza, Ilona, "Zadarnál a tenger" [The Sea by Zadar], Ilona Legeza’s Literary website (in Hungarian) 
  • Kapecz, Zsuzsa (2007), Láng Olivér tündöklése és bukása [Oliver Láng High and Low] (in Hungarian), Élet és Irodalom 
  • Kálmán, Gábor (2007), Amikor a háziasszony verset ír [When the Housewife Writes Poetry] (in Hungarian), Könyvesblog 
  • Traber, Barbara (29 October 1994), Elegie am Nachmittag (in German), Badener Tagblatt 
  • References

    Ágnes Rapai Wikipedia

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