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’

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

The poetry evening takes place in Plaka, Athens, GREECE
Hosted by   Karine Ancellin   and   Angela Lyras     
Panel 1




‘Muted’ – November 27, 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



Panel 2

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