Dimitris Leontzakos was born in Kavala in 1974 and lives in Thessaloniki. He studied music in Thessaloniki, Munich, Rome and New York. He works as a musician. He has published seven books of poetry: Comic (Ta tramakia Publications, 200…

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Thodoris Rakopoulos was born (1981) in Amyntaio and studied in Thessaloniki and London. He has published three books of poetry (FayoumMineral ForestThe Gunpowder Plot), one of short stories (Bat in the Pocket) and one as part of a…

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THE GREEK LANGUAGE

When Ι sometime leave this light
Ι shall meander upwards like a
murmuring stream.
And if by chance somewhere among
the azure corridors
Ι meet with angels, Ι shall speak
to them in Greek, since
they do not know l…

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Elena Maroutsou was born in Athens in 1967. She studied History at the School of Philosophy (University of Athens) and pursed postgraduate studies in Literature and the Visual Arts at the University of Reading, UK. She teaches Modern Greek Liter…

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Sakis Serefas was born in Thessaloniki in 1960, where he continues to live today. He studied Medieval and Modern Greek Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2000 he was accepted to Columbia University as a Fulbright scholar, where…

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Yorgos Ioannou is considered one of the most significant Greek writers of the second half of the 20th century, with his work being hailed as one of the most original in contemporary literature.

Often compared to Joyce for his attentive and uncomprom…

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Angelos Sikelianos (1884–1951) is generally recognized as the most important Greek poet between Cavafy and Seferis. Considered one of the leading 20th-century Greek lyrical poets, he developed some of Greece's most prestigious pieces of literat…

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POEM ON A TAPERECORDER

Joy of night, oh sonorous lights,
marvelous evening
the colored noise of the city
divided up my loneliness, sometimes yellow,
orange, blue, and now red
dyeing my gait pure green.
Love had white marks.
Stop. Rewind.
The turmoil…

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In 1948, the body of an American journalist is found floating in the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is tried and convicted for the murder, but when he’s released twelve years later, he claims his confession was the result of torture.…

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Vassilis Letsios (Lefkada, 1971) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting of the Ionian University on Modern Greek Literature and Literary Translation into Greek. He studied at the Philology Depar…

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