The Story Behind Maya Angelou’s Greek Last Name
Famous African American poet and author Maya Angelou, who recently became the first black woman to appear on a US coin, has a distinctly Greek last name. A US quarter featuring an image of Angelou went into circulation this week...
The Story of Greek Poet Angelos Sikelianos’ Stunning Villa
Angelos Sikelianos, the famous Greek lyric poet, was born in Lefkas in 1884 and has since come back under the light of publicity.
When Greeks Defied the Nazis to Attend Great Poet Palamas’ Funeral
On a day like this on February 28 1943, Athens was mourning one of the nation's greatest poets: Kostis Palamas had died the day before.
Award-Winning Greek Teen Poet Releases Poetry Compilation
Greek teen poet Dimosthenis-Dimitrios Despotidis, who won an international poetry competition last year, recently released a compilation of his poetry called "Searching for My Footsteps." The compilation, which is available in both Greek and English, includes 46 poems from the...
Lord Byron Died for Greece 196 Years Ago Today
April 19, which coincides with Orthodox Easter Sunday in 2020, marks 196 years since Lord Byron, the most famous British Philhellene, died in Messolonghi in 1824. George Gordon, Lord Byron is one of the first and best-known personalities who loved...
Bust of Greek Poet Sappho Discovered In Turkish Museum
A sculpture portraying a woman which has been on display in the Antalya Archeological Museum for nearly 50 years has recently been discovered to belong to Sappho, the first and most important female poet of ancient Greece. Professor Havva İşkan...
Greece's Beloved Poet Kiki Dimoula Dies at 89
One of Greece's most famous and beloved poets, Kiki Dimoula, died on Saturday at the age of 89. Dimoula, née Vasiliki Radou, was rushed to Hygeia Hospital last week after a serious respiratory infection. In a speech on poetry Dimula defined...
Greek Island of Evia Honors Poet and Writer Tasos Papapostolou
An event held at Chalkida, the capital of Evia, on Sunday honored poet and writer Tasos Papapostolou, who made a significant contribution to the cultural and historic landscape of the island and beyond for more than 40 years. The event...
Greek Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Dies at 81
Popular Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her condolences to the family of the poet soon after the news of her death became known. Anghelaki-Rooke, a goddaughter...
Prominent Greek Poet Nanos Valaoritis Dies at 98
Prominent Greek poet and novelist Nanos Valaoritis died on Friday morning at the age of 98. The causes of his death are still unknown. Ioannis (known familiarly to the public as "Nanos") Valaoritis was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in July, 1921. A...
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