Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis - Book Launch


Wed Apr 6th 2016
Cyprus, The Shoe Factory, Ermou str.

Event Details

The Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the Moufflon Bookshop, presents the book launch of Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis, followed by a talk by the book’s editor, Theodoros Chiotis. The event will take place on Wednesday 6 April 2016, at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 7:30pm. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis features some of the most daring new voices in Greek poetry, together with international poets with Greek connections. These bold, empassioned and critically aware texts stake new poetic and political ground: they articulate what it means to live in a time when capitalism is buckling under its own weight and new ways of living and thinking seem to be emerging. In a time of crisis, Futures calls for solidarity, resistance and poetry as a political paradigm. FUTURES: POETRY OF THE GREEK CRISIS The Greek Crisis ignites a radical new generation of poets From Grexit to Troika, the ongoing crisis in Greece has spawned a whole new vocabulary and dominated newspaper headlines for over five years. Now, a powerful and timely anthology offers a poetic reply to the social and economic disaster which still threatens to overturn the whole European project. Times of protest and political upheaval have always inspired poets and artists; and beyond the headlines, elections and debt agreements a powerful Greek literary movement has been stirring. Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (published 5 Nov 2015 by Penned in the Margins, London) introduces a new generation of writers inspired to highlight the plight of a country in a continual state of emergency. Many of the poems in Futures explore the gradual, often violent, modification of personal and collective identity in a time of crisis. From a city whose walls bear urgent messages and complex political graffiti come dynamic, angry voices. Futures is edited and translated into English by Athenian writer Theodoros Chiotis and features poems from prominent Greek poets, poets of Greek descent, and others personally affected or moved by the struggle to survive and resist. A vital snapshot into the Greek crisis, this is poetry that mourns the fall, damns the greed, and pounds a drum for change. Theodoros Chiotis (editor) is a poet and literary theorist. He has studied at the universities of London and Oxford. His work has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Greece, UK, US, Sweden, Croatia and Australia. He has published critical essays on poetry, modern Greek literature, autobiography and new media. He has translated into Greek essays by Jacques Roubaud, Gilles Deleuze, Lyn Hejinian, Christian Bok, amongst others. He is Project Manager at the Cavafy Archive (Onassis Foundation) and a DPhil candidate in the Department of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford. He lives in Athens. Entrance: FREE The book is in English language and the talk will be given in English

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