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Idolaters – Ειδωλολάτρες

‘Idolaters’ (Ειδωλολάτρες) is Natalie Katsou’s fourth poetry collection, published by Kapa Publications. Inspired by the paradox of Narcissus and the inherent desire for admiration and devotion to something perfect, the collection presents aspects of a fragmented self. The four units of the book follow the journey from an introvert mystery to acknowledging the Other and discovering reflections of the self in the world around us. Language, history, cross-cultural elements and physicality presented through strong imagery and narrative are inscribed in the human experience today.

The book features artwork by artist Vivian Chalkidi. The artwork will be displayed during the launch.

Natalie Katsou

Born in Athens, is a theatre director and a writer based in London. She has published four poetry collections and three theatre plays in Greek, and the bilingual poetry and photography book ‘The Desert Behind’ in collaboration with Yiannis Katsaris. Her work has been translated in English, French, Spanish and Italian. Her poems feature in literary print and digital magazines. www.nataliekatsou.com

Liana Giannakopoulou

Is teaching modern Greek literature in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics of the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The Power of Pygmalion. Ancient Greek Sculpture in Modern Greek Poetry (Peter Lang 2007) and of The Parthenon in Poetry. An Anthology (in Greek, ELIA 2009). Her research interests focus on visual arts/monuments and poetry and myth and poetry.

Charilaos Nikolaidis

Born in Athens in December 1986. He has published two poetry collections, ‘Fox on a highway’ (Melani, 2015) and ‘Other flavors’ (Melani, 2018). He has also translated in Greek the poetry collection ‘A few figs from thistles’, by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Thraca, 2017). He is a lawyer and a lecturer in public law and human rights at the School of Law of the University of Essex.

Anastasia Revi

The Artistic Director of Theatre Lab Company. She has directed a great number of theatre productions in London and abroad. She loves theatre, poetry and art.

Konstantinos Chatzikypraios

Completed the ‘Aktis Aeliou’ Art Theatre Acting Studio in 2012 and since then he’s been working as a professional actor. He has collaborated with directors such as Nikos Sakalidis, Thomas Velissaris, Melina Garbi, Anastasia Revi, etc. In 2019 he became ITHACA’s Theatre Group director, in Birmingham.

Haris Psarras

Lecturer in Law at the University of Southampton. He has published five books of poems (in Greek). His poetry has been translated into English and other languages.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.