Founded in 1965. The goal of the Árpád Academy is to discover those valuable and extraordinary works which promote the Hungarian spirit, and to professionally evaluate, and to recognize, elevate, and promote those works, with the intention of keeping the Hungarian spirit alive and energized in the Hungarian communities abroad (America, Canada, Australia, South America and Western Europe).
The Árpád Academy will recognize those works which have value, and which have attained acknowledgment in the scientific, literary, or artistic arenas, and the assembly will invite these individuals to join the ranks of the Academy. The responsibility of the members is to continue their vocations in the fields of science, literature, and the arts, and to adopt and promote the goals of the Árpád Academy. Among other things, this
includes the willingness to transmit to the Academy a summary of the member’s accomplishments, and support the Hungarian Association
2017 Árpád Academy Induction
The Hungarian Association has inducted Prof. Peter Hargitai into the Árpád Academy and awarded him
the gold Árpád Medal. The award is presented to Hungarians and their descendants living outside of Hungary, in recognition of scholarly, scientific, literary, inspirational and artistic achievements promoting
the spirit and knowledge of Hungarian culture.
Through his published works, Prof. Hargitai has promoted Hungarian literature and poetry.
Forum: Ten Poets of the Western Reserve
Perched on Nothing’s Branch (József Attila ford.)
Budapest to Bellevue / Budapesttől New Yorkig és tovább,
The Traveler (Szerb Antal ford.)
Attila: A Barbarian’s Bedtime Story
Attila: A Barbarian’s Love Story
Mother Tongue: A Broken Hungarian Love Song
My POEMpire (Mózsi Ferenc ford.)
Passion for New Beginnings (Bertalan Imre ford.)
Millie / Millie / Attila & Lyudmilla
Daughter of the Revolution / A forradalom lánya
Attila József: Selected Poems (József Attila ford.)
My Song of Songs (Mózsi Ferenc ford.)
InVenting Being (Mózsi Ferenc ford.)
Barbarian Phantasy / Barbár Fantázia
American Hungarian Trilogy / Amerikai Magyar Trilógia
Who Let the Bats Out?
Witch’s Island and other Poems
Traveler and the Moonlight (Szerb Antal ford.)
His most recent monograph, If Attila Jozsef Were Alive Today, is soon to be published. Prof. Hargitai is an Associate member of the Academy of American Poets and the Hungarian Writers Union, First Poet Laureate of Gulfport, Senior Lecturer, Retired, Department of English, Florida International University