Endre Farkas

Endre Farkas

    Endre Farkas was born in Hungary and is a child of Holocaust survivors. He and his parents escaped during the 1956 uprising and settled in Montreal. His work has always had a political consciousness and has always pushed the boundaries of poetry. Since the 1970s, he has collaborated with dancers, musicians and actors to move the poem from page to stage. Still at the forefront of the Quebec English language literary scene - writing, editing, publishing and performing - Farkas is the author of eleven books, including Quotidian Fever: New and Selected Poems (1974-2007). He is the two-time regional winner of the CBC Poetry "Face Off" Competition. His play, Haunted House, based on the life and work of the poet A.M. Klein, was produced in Montreal in 2009. Farkas has given readings throughout Canada, USA, Europe and Latin America. His poems have been translated into French and Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Slovenian and Turkish.

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    Endre Farkas on CKUT Radio

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    Endre Farkas talks with Jeffrey Mackie from the Literary Report on Radio CKUT about his new novel, Never, Again.

    Farkas & Souaid media darlings in Slovenia

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    Endre Farkas and Carolyn Marie Souaid are discovering that poets receive much more attention in Europe than in Canada. Here's a clip promo'ing their upcoming TV interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j36fqflo5FA

    BLOOD IS BLOOD Winner at the ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival

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    Endre Farkas and Carolyn Marie Souaid were declared winners at the ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival which took place October 18th to 21st in Berlin, Germany.

    Their videopoem, Blood is Blood, won in the category “Best Film for Tolerance” a prize worth 3,000 EUR created this year and sponsored by German Federal Foreign Office. The videopoem, which speaks to the ongoing turbulence in the Middle East, beat out El Sakia (The Water Wheel) from Egypt and the Turkish entry, Limewashed House in the Dark.

    The ZEBRA festival is the largest and most important poetry film festival, biennially attracting film makers, poets and artists from around the world to Berlin. Of the 870 films submitted from 63 countries this year, the program committee nominated 33 for the various competitions.

    BLOOD IS BLOOD Made a Selection for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

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    Carolyn Marie Souaid and Endre Farkas' video poem Blood is Blood has been selected for this year's programme at the 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, taking place in Berlin. Blood is Blood is a collaborative book-length poem for two voices, dealing with the bloodshed in the Middle East, a version of which was commissioned for CBC Radio in 2006. For more information, and to view the trailer, check out the Blood is Blood book page.

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