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About akalfopoulou

Author of three poetry collections, a book of essays, Ruin, Essays in Exilic Living, and most recently, A History of Too Much (Red Hen Press 2018).

“Τί μας βρήκε”  

(“What found us” a Greek expression) After the fires that destroyed Mati on Monday July 23, and claimed the lives of 97 confirmed victims, people talked for weeks of what went wrong, what could have happened, what did happen. I … Continue reading

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Op/Ed: Greece’s Exodus is the beginning of its travails in the desert (by John Psaropoulos)

http://www.thenewathenian.com/2018/08/oped-greeces-exodus-is-beginning-of-its.html?spref=tw  

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Are there any Greeks in this publication? (3)

Originally posted on Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics:
A few weeks ago the Times Literary Supplement published a letter about its abysmal coverage of modern Greek literature.  The correspondent complained that they “rarely list Modern Greek poetry and prose.”  I was not…

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Collectives

kəˈlɛktɪv adjective done by people acting as a group. “a collective protest” noun a cooperative enterprise. “the anarchist collective and bookshop” “When in doubt I’m told, write what I know. So I peel my eye to the moment, my love … Continue reading

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Squat Days

“There weren’t two worlds, but only men trying desperately to deny other men. But it was that above all which was impossible:” Georges Perec, “Robert Antelme or the Truth of Literature” I see Mohamed sitting on a chair in the … Continue reading

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Are there any Greeks in this book? (1)

Originally posted on Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics:
Comparisons of Hebraism and Hellenism are often marked by an extraordinary void, the absence of any modern Greeks. While such comparisons always refer to Jewish figures of modernity and cite Jewish writers, Greeks…

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Border Lives

–always some kind of map stretching be-/yond these lines: history, politics, progress… Memories dimmed to the quality/ of ancient murals… I find a new road I never knew existed or, is it an old/ street deprived of its landmarks?// Jane … Continue reading

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