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The Back of Beyond - Travels with Benjamin

Interview with Martin Vopenka about his upcoming novel The Back of Beyond -My Travels with Benjamin

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Farewell and a Handkerchief - Poems from the Road

Roman Kostovski, Publishing Director of Plamen Press talks about Farewell and a Handkerchief - Poems from the Road

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Steel Strings and Iron Curtains Karel Kryl and Jaromir Nohavica

Songs of Karel Kryl and Jaromir Nohavica Translated and sung in English. A gem of poetry combined with music.

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Sisyphus and I by Ilja Kostovski

This collection of rebellious poems are a reflection of Macedonian poet Ilja Kostovski’s travels across the United States, as well as his interpretations of God’s purpose for man.

The Sound of the Sundial by Hana Andronikova

The Sound of the Sundial is the internationally acclaimed novel by Czech sensation Hana Andronikova, told over the course of a single day and night, but spanning three continents and much of the twentieth century. In this intimate and affecting love story about a Jewish

Salome by Karel Kryl

Karel Kryl's classic poem performed with music by Washington DC/Baltimore's The Yehla Collective on November 23, 2018 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.