Poet, translator, literary historian
Editorin- Chief of Hungarian Review and of Magyar Szemle, is the author of nine collections of poetry, scholarly and literary essays and translations.
He taught English and American Literature at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in 1970–1989. He received research and teaching fellowships to Britain and the US. He taught at the University of California in Santa Barbara (1984–85) and at Emory University in Atlanta (2004–2009), and read his poetry in English widely in the US In 1987, he was a founding member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF). In 1990–94, he served as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. In 2000–2005 he was an Adviser to President Ferenc Mádl. In 2002, he received the Attila József Prize for Literature, in 2005 the President’s Medal of Honour for his public and literary achievements. With Magyar Szemle, he received a Prima Prize in 2003.