writing home

writing home
without accent marks –
internment camp
dark blotches carve countries
on an absent snipe’s eggs


I would like to dedicate this tanka to the memory of the late poet Miklós Radnótti who died in the Holocaust in 1944.

Judit Katalin Hollos


Listen to Judit reading ‘writing home’ (0:10)


Judit Katalin Hollos is a teacher, poet, playwright, translator and journalist. She graduated in playwriting and screenplay writing at the Theatre and Film Institute in Budapest. Her short stories, poems, translations and articles have appeared in English, Swedish and Hungarian in a number of literary magazines and anthologies.

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