Kinga Tóth is a poet, writer, musician, extensive vocalist, visual and sound-poet. She mostly writes in Hungarian, but also in German and English. Her English collections include PARTY (BIRDS LCC, 2018), Village 0-24 (Melting Books, 2016), Offspring (YAMA Books, 2020). She was resident at Iowa International Writing Program. English translations of her poems have featured in Shearsman, POETRY, York Literary Review, Wretched Strangers Anthology, Action Books Blog, Hungarian Literature Online. Winner of the 2020 Hugo Ball Förderpreis for her intermedia art and literary work, and the 2020 Bernard Heidsieck Prize in Centre Pompidou for her literature-media-performance work.

Photograph © Dirk Skiba


Underwatersong by Kinga Tóth

‘Wanderselig,wundertrunken Übt ein Vogel seinen Mund’ (Hugo Ball: Kind und Traum) Infants trumpet into elefánt-clouds bu-bo bu-bo: winged lions sing underwater nothing to see do you dare to look into the akvárium do you see letter-snakes rumble on your tongue “the good heart flutters in a bell jar” “churchbells rise upwards” (Kassák) the image is […]