Milan Rufus (1928-2009), was the unofficial poet laureate of Slovakia.
His writing combines the bitter and sweet. He has the uncommon
distinction of being a poet who outsells trade paper and mass market
publications in his homeland. He is internationally recognized, has
been published extensively outside of the English world. This cover
will be for an internationally available translation of his last book.
Cover - will be printed on Amazon as either glossy or matte (depending
on the recommendations of the cover designer).
Size soft cover: 5.5 x 8.5
I have no idea what I want out of this cover. I would like to see some
texture, some color, it can be an image, but doesn't need to be. The
cover must not be a cliché depiction of Slovak culture. The original
is hardcover with an orange, patterned paper dust jacket, with no
The poems are prayerful, meditative, humble, and deal largely with
On the cover should be the English language title subtlety presented
and the name of the author Milan Rufus along with the translator Allan
Stevo. I am open to any design, but I get the feeling that this book
would be best with no photographs on its cover.
I will check back in a few days and enclose the sixteen poems in the
event that you would like to take a look. Please let me know if you
have any questions.
We just re-opened the contest. The title of this collection is "Nostalgic Tenderness"