Celebrating International Poetry Day – The poet Yiannis Efthymiadis

Sunday 21 Mar 2021

On the occasion of International Poetry Day the Hellenic Centre invites Katerina Kostiou, Professor of Modern Greek Studies (University of Patras) to discuss with the poet Yiannis Efthymiadis all about poetry and poetic works, as well as his own poetry collections.

The event will be in Greek.

Video available here on 21 March at 3pm

Yiannis Efthymiadis was born in Piraeus, Greece in 1969. He studied classic philology (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1991) and undertook postgraduate studies in ancient Greek drama. He has published six poetry collections [Στίγμα (Stigma), privately published 2004; Καινός Διαιρέτης (New Divisor), Nefele 2007; Γράμματα στον πρίγκιπα (Letters to  the Prince), Mikre Arctos 2010; 27 ή Ο άνθρωπος που πέφτει (27 or the Man who Falls), Mikre Arctos 2012; Πάνω στο σώμα σου (On your Body), Mikre Arctos 2014; Πατρείδα (Home-a seen-land), EKAROS 2018] and a literature essay. He has also translated British and American poets, while his poems have been included in Greek and foreign collections and translated into English, French and German. The poetry collection Το κρύσταλλο του κόσμου (The World’s Crystal) was set to music and recorded by Metronomos (2006).

Yiannis Efthymiadis is a teacher, and has published philology books for the secondary education. He also works for literature magazines, printed and digital.

Between 2015 and 2020, he attended the Athens School of Fine Arts under printmaker and Professor Yiannis Gourzis. Efthymiadis has participated in three solo exhibitions and nine collective ones. As a visual artist, lithography and watercolours are his main interests. ‘PALIMPSEST MOTHERLAND’, an exhibition of lithographic monoprints, is his first exhibition at the Hellenic Centre and abroad.

See all Yiannis Efthymiadis books here

Katerina Kostiou is a Professor of Modern Greek Studies (University of Patras). She has published Yiannis Skarimbas’s oeuvre, Seferis’s and Savidis’s correspondence on Cypriot poems, an Introduction to the Poetics of Subversion. Satire, Irony, Parody, Humor, a book on the incompatibility of Skarimbas to the Generation of the ’30s, as well as several essays on various topics of Modern Greek Literature. Her book on the function of Persona in Cavafy’s poetry is being published by Nefeli.

She is the director of the Modern Greek Literary Studies Lab: Archives-the Press

Read Katerina’s Full CV here




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