Brilliant, funny, and eminently human are adjectives that only begin to convey the wonderfulness of this month’s feature, poet/translator/author Gabe Barabas (okay admittedly I’m a big fan) who has kindly agreed to come and share with us at River Read. You’ll definitely want to be there!
Gabor Barabas was born in Hungary, and at the age of eight escaped with his parents to the U.S. during the Hungarian Revolution against the Soviets in 1956. He graduated from NYU with a B.A. in English Literature, going on to the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and then into practice as a Pediatric Neurologist for 30 years. Gabor is Co-founder and Executive Producer of the New Jersey Repertory Company, a professional theater that produces new plays. He is currently involved in developing the West End Arts Center in Long Branch, a new cultural center that when fully renovated will ultimately house two theaters, an art cinema, a museum, and residences for out-of-town actors and playwrights. Classes and workshops in acting, playwriting, visual arts, and poetry will begin this Spring. Published books of poetry include “Russian Chronicles,” “Collected Poems (1975-2015)” and “Miklos Radnoti: The Complete Poetry in Hungarian and English”.