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
See what the 2019 Resident, Shamim Azad, had to say