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Greek Poet Cavafy’s Home And Museum In Alexandria To Be Restored

Τhe Cavafy Museum in Alexandria is set to be restored by the Onassis Foundation in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture,

American Philhellene Scholar Edmund Keeley Dies at 94

Renowned scholar, translator and philhellene Edmund Keeley passed away on February 23 at the age of 94. Also a preeminent essayist and poet, Keeley was responsible for many people's first encounters with the works of major Greek poets George Seferis,...

Dionysios Solomos: The Greek Poet of Liberty

Dionysios Solomos, born on the island of Zakynthos in 1798, is rightly regarded as the National Poet of Greece for writing "Imnos eis tin Eleftherían," ("Hymn to Freedom"), the first two stanzas of which became the national anthem of...

Greek Writer Ersi Sotiropoulos to Teach at City University of New York

Ersi Sotiropoulos, the famed prize-winning Greek poet and novelist, has been named writer-in-residence at Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, part of the City University of New York. Taking her position this Spring, Sotiropoulos will be the first...

Historic Cafés in Athens Completely Gone

Almost all historic cafés in Athens are now sadly gone. These places were more than just mere cafés; they were meeting places for artists, politicians and authors for several years. The majority of these buildings are now demolished. The...

Poets Demonstrate In Athens To Bring Attention To Greek Economic Crisis

(Original Story in Greek By Inga Athanasiadou) Greek poets will take to the streets as peaceful demonstrators on Wednesday, the 21st of March, when World Poetry Day is being celebrated. The poets will be protesting the economic crisis in Greece that...