Monthly Archives: October 2015

Posts From In Poems

Index of Milan Rufus Poems on 52 Weeks in Slovakia October 23, 2015 Allan Stevo In June 2015, I released a book entitled In Poems, a translation of the work from the late and unofficial poet laureate of Slovakia, Milan Rufus. From the time of publication, each Friday on 52 Weeks in Slovakia, we released […]

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Columbus Day – The Great American Holiday of European Immigration – 5 Lessons to Be Learned by Europe

Columbus Day and Immigration October 19, 2015 Allan Stevo The Americas for the last five hundred years have attracted migrants wanting to explore and discover new opportunities, as well as gain new insight from the world and themselves. It has offered the chance for growth and improvement. Even today in many ways it remains “the […]

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Poems of Innocence and Experience

Poems of Innocence and Experience October 16, 2015 Allan Stevo Since the June release of In Poems, we have run a weekly post from the translation of the work of Milan Rufus. For the next month we will continue the focus on Rufus each Friday with excerpts from my translators notes of In Poems. Below, […]

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Fico on Immigration – The Slovak PM Plays Nice for the Cameras with a Little Bit of Rhetoric and Double Talk

Fico on Immigration October 15, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on October 13, 2015.” A letter written this past week by the socialist Slovak prime minister Robert Fico to his fellow European socialists and critics illustrates a disinterest in Slovakia taking on immigrants while expressing how helpful Slovakia […]

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Time to Talk About Immigration in Europe

Immigration October 15, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on October 12, 2015.” For the time being 52 Weeks in Slovakia will focus mainly on the European immigration issue until the many often unmentioned angles of that issue are thoroughly parsed. The multifaceted issue is getting only a paucity […]

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No One Wants to Understand Slovakia – Everyone Wants to Criticize Slovakia – The Immigration Crisis Being the Most Recent Example

Open-mindedness October 14, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on October 12, 2015.” When I began 52 Weeks in Slovakia it was to counter ninny-ish commentary from the outside written by people who did not understand and did not choose to understand Slovak culture. It was probably on the […]

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The Complex Meaning of Chlebodarca: “The Giver of Bread”

The Complex Meaning of Chlebodarca: “The Giver of Bread” October 14, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on October 9, 2015.” Since the June release of In Poems, we have run a weekly post from the translation of the work of Milan Rufus. For the next month we will […]

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Rúfus – The Poet of the Slavs

Rúfus – The Poet of the Slavs October 8, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on October 2, 2015.” Since the June release of In Poems, we have run a weekly post from the translation of the work of Milan Rufus. For the next month we will continue the […]

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The Unofficial Poet Laureate of Slovakia

The Unofficial Poet Laureate of Slovakia October 7, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on September 25, 2015.” Since the June release of In Poems, we have run a weekly post from the translation of the work of Milan Rufus. For the next month we will continue the focus […]

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“The Little Great Ones” / “Malí velikáni” by Milan Rufus

Rufus – The Little Great Ones October 7, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on September 18, 2015.” Each Friday, another poem appears on 52 Weeks in Slovakia from Slovak Nobel Prize nominee Milan Rufus (1928-2009). These poems come from a translation excerpted from his final book Ako stopy […]

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