Once a numerous community, the Slovaks in Hungary were mostly struck by the assimilation pressure in the last century. It was reflected in the quality and quantity of their literary creation. The literary continuity after 1918 was mostly preserved by folk poets- verse writers (e.g. J. Gerci, brothersa Korbel and S. Hudak) who were introduced in the collection of poems – Ozveny rovín (Echoes of flatlands) by Lubica Bartlaska (1985). But serious literary attempts were to come not sooner than after some decades. In 1945 the first collection of literature of Slovaks in Hungary – Hrušky mamovky Špiakovej (The pears of old mother Špiak) was published. In the 1970s writers grouped around the editors of the Ľudové noviny (Folk newspaper) weekly which started to emerge. They introduced themselves with the anthology Výhonky (The Sprouts) (1978). In Hungary there was no institution which would support the literary activities of Slovaks and except for Ľudové noviny there was no platform where Slovaks could find an appropriate publishing space. A breakthrough year was the year 1976 when in the Schoolbooks Publishing House in Budapest a National Editorial Board was founded which started to publish books of Slovak authors in Hungary.
In the second half of the 1970s there appeared the chance to publish Slovak works of literature regularly. The first of them was the anthology Výhonky (The Sprouts) (1978) compiled of works written by three poets (G. Papucek, A. Kormos, J. Marik) and two prose writers (M. Hrivnak, P. Kondac). This anthology is considered to be a real milestone in the development of Slovak literature in Hungary. This project was followed by further initiatives: an anthology for children Fialôčka, fiala (Little violet, violet) (1980), an anthology of short stories Pramene (The Springs) (1981) and anthologies of poetry Chodníky (Paths) (1984), Skutočnosti (Realities) (1992), Čo nás spája (What connects us) (1994) and Nádej držať (Hope to hold on) (1994).
In the eighties of the last century the literary activity of Slovaks in Hungary reached its peak. In this time there appeared the most distinctive poets – Juraj Antal Dolnozemsky, Gregor Papucek, Maria Fazekasova, Imrich Fuhl, Alexander Kormos – and prose writers – Michal Hrivnak, Oldrich Knichal, Pavol Kondac and others.
A common motif of Lower Land writers in Hungary is a warning before the possibility of ethnic extinction that is present in poems of almost all the authors but most strikingly in the poetic creations of Juraj Dolnozemsky and Gregor Papucek. This motif is also reflected in journalism and the overall social activity of Gregor Papucek. Problems of the nation are also present in the poems of Imrich Fuhl but the national motif in his work is reflected completely differently as by Papucek, Kormos and other poets. (Harpan, M., 2008, p. 187 – 188).
By the end of the year 1988 the first issue of a quarterly on literature, culture and social life published by the Association of Slovak writers in Hungary SME was published. It was the hard work of editors, distinctive writers and theoreticians (Alexander Kormos, Michal Hrivnak, Oldrich Knichal, Maria Fazekasova, Imrich Fuhl) which made this magazine into a critical and reflexive periodical that thank to its multidimensional content targeting largely exceeded the issues of Slovak life in Hungary. This ideologically clear-cut periodical perished after three years because of the lack of financial means for its publication.
Slovak poetry in Hungary is not as typologically differentiated as the poetry in Vojvodina. This opinion of Michal Harpan lacks a priori value and evaluative dimension and arises from an overall ethnic and cultural context of the Slovak enclave in Hungary. Nearly all Slovak authors from Hungary included in their works ideas related to the preservation of the ethnic identity.