Karyotakis and the others
“Me ta loyia (yinetai)” [“Words (can) do it”] continues its re-visitation of the Modern Greek poetic canon, which had started with an event dedicated to Takis Papatsonis, followed by similar homages to Eleni Vakalo and Zoe Karelli. This year’s event, “Karyotakis and the others”, focuses on this important poet (1896-1928) and the other 1920’s “Young Ones” – on the occasion of 90 years since Karyotakis’ death, but with our gaze also turned (in parallel to today’s Greek- and foreign-language anthologies of contemporary Greek poetry) to that era’s poetry anthology edited by Tellos Agras, “The Young Ones” (1922). Contemporary Greek poets Orfeas Apergis, Anna Griva, Panayotis Ioannidis, Lena Kallergi, Theoni Kotini, Dimitra Kotoula, Alekos Lountzis, Pavlina Marvin, Alexandra Plastira, Christos Siorikis, Yorgos Spanos, Nandy Hadjigeorgiou, and Dimitris Houliarakis, choose, read and comment on a poem by Karyotakis, as well as a poem by one of his contemporaries.
Organizer:“Me ta loyia (yinetai)” [“Words (can) do it”] and the Hellenic American Union. With the support of “Athens 2018 – World Book Capital” City of Athens
Section: A World of Writers
Admission / reservations: Free admission. Information: Panayotis Ioannidis (“Me ta loyia (yinetai)” founder and curator), Hellenic American Union, 210 368 0052