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In Focus
The Cat by Petr Hruška

A poetry of unrest and hidden dangers in everyday life, which confronts readers with a world seemingly familiar, and yet surprising in its reality.

In Focus
Wanted! by Vilmos Kondor

Bestselling Hungarian crime novelist Vilmos Kondor investigates the illusive Eastern European noir and its impossibility under socialist dictatorship.

In Focus
Advice to a Young Poem by Oksana Maksymchuk

In this advice to a young poem, the speaker praises the resilience and healing qualities of mysterious, elusive, and almost shapeless poetry.

Fiction
Once More by György Ferdinandy

Hungarian writer György Ferdinandy, who fled Hungary after 1956, reflects on a love story in this short essay translated by Márton Mészáros.

Poetry
“i :says Marina: am a refugee-person” by Iya Kiva

In this poem by Ukrainian poet Iya Kiva, a “refugee-person” offers a self-definition that is as violent and sorrowful, as it is defiant and elusive.

Interview
The system is rigged against you and do not expect that to change by Sándor Jászberényi

An interview with US author, activist, and spiritual thought leader Marianne Williamson on politics and spirituality today in the US.

Non-Fiction
The Way I Live by Andrea Tompa

Hungarian writer Andrea Tompa reflects on how all faiths simultaneously desire embodiment, in an essay translated by Bernard Adams.

Fiction
Arinca, the Lăteşti Camp by András Visky

At Lăteşti Camp, a new arrival, Arinca, develops a reputation for her stormy love life, frequent escapes, and ability to find bodies.

Poetry
Three Poems by Ewa Lipska

Three short, brilliant poem by Polish poet Ewa Lipska.