POETRY

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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Residency

A POETS’ AGORA Residency 2019

See what the 2019 Resident, poet Shamim Azad,

Residency report

 

A POETS’ AGORA Residency 2020

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Poems

THE POETS OF THE AGORA

 

‘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

 

A.E.Stallings

Αλίσια Ζτὀλινγκς

 

Γιαννης Δοὐκας

Yiannis Doukas

 

Παυλἰνα Μἀρβιν

Pavlina Marvin

 

VERGE© A Poet’s Agora Publication

VERGE© A Poet’s Agora Video

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