A POETS’ AGORA is an open bilingual conversation

around the poetry of living Greek

and Greece-inspired authors.


The word ‘AGORA’ stems from its ancient meaning as spelled out by Lolita Georgiou “From the moment people began to organise themselves into groups they had to have a place where they could meet…We know that the Greek word for such a place is agora, from the verb ‘agorevein’ (speak), which shows clearly its initial function.

The events take place as a poetry reading with a theme:

In November 2015 ‘MUTED’

In December 2016 ‘LULL’

In December 2017 ‘RISK’

In November 2018 ‘GRAFT’

In December 2019 ‘VERGE’

Three authors read an original poem composed for the event, and their own published poems, followed by a discussion on their craft and the art of poetry in contemporary Greece.

The poetry evening takes place in Plaka, Athens, GREECE
The event is held in the beautiful neoclassical Koutzalexis house,
its frescoes ornate this website.
Hosted by  Karine Ancellin   and  Angela Lyras     


A Poets’ Agora Confinement Poetry Collection

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A POETS’ AGORA Residency 2019

See what the 2019 Resident, poet Shamim Azad,

Residency report

A POETS’ AGORA Residency 2020


In December 2022

Octopus Poetry Invite 2

To watch the video of the event at the Katakouzenos House Museum press here

Panel 1




‘MUTED’ – November 27th, 2015


Κατερίνα Αγγελάκη-Ρουκ

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke


Λιάνα Σακελλίου



Muted©A Poets’ Agora Publication


Muted©A Poets’ Agora Video



‘LULL’ – December 2nd, 2016


Xάρης Βλαβιανός

Haris Vlavianos


Κατερίνα Ηλιοπούλου

Katerina Iliopoulou


G. F. Zaimis


Lull©A Poets’ Agora Publication

Lull©A Poets’ Agora Video



‘RISK’ – December 1st, 2017


Παναγιώτης Ιωαννίδης

Panayotis Ioannidis


Κυόκο Κισίντα

Kyoko Kishida


Θοδωρής Χιώτης

Theodoros Chiotis


Risk©A Poets’ Agora Publication

Risk©A Poets’ Agora Video


‘GRAFT’ – November 30th, 2018


Λένια Ζαφειροπούλου

Lenia Safiropoulou


Χρήστος Σιορίκης

Christos Siorikis


Adrianne Kalfopoulou

Αδριάννα Καλφοπούλου


GRAFT© A Poet’s Agora Publication

GRAFT© A Poets’ Agora Video


‘VERGE’ – December 6th, 2019



Αλίσια Ζτὀλινγκς


Γιαννης Δοὐκας

Yiannis Doukas


Παυλἰνα Μἀρβιν

Pavlina Marvin


VERGE© A Poet’s Agora Publication

VERGE© A Poet’s Agora Video

Panel 2

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