Presentation of "Cyclonio", a new book of poems by Iossif Ventouras…
The Jewish Museum of Greece, as part of the events organized on the occasion of the World Memorial Holocaust Day (January 27), presents in cooperation with Melani Editions and the Hellenic American Union Iossif Ventouras' new poetry book. With Cyclonio the poet returns to the terrible historic event of the extermination in the Nazi concentration camps of the Jews in Europe and particularly those living in Greece. The word “cyclonio” recalls the poisonous substance Zyklon B, which was used by the Nazis for the mass murder of prisoners in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. It also recalls the violent and destructive winds of a cyclone.
Iossif Ventouras was born in Chania, Crete and lives in Athens. His poems have been translated into English, French, Hebrew and Serbian. He has translated works by other poets, including Nelly Sachs and Jerome Rothenberg. He is the director of the Greek electronic journal Poeticanet (www.poeticanet.gr) and the English website www.poeticanet.com.
Nanos Valaoritis (poet), George Kokkinos (Historian, Aegean University), Kostas Koutsourelis (poet) and Vangelis Hatzivasiliou (critic) talk about the book. Yiannis Papadopoulos (violin) also takes part in the presentation.
|Organizer||Jewish Museum of Greece, Melani Editions, Hellenic American Union|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Type||Talk - Presentation|
|Participants||Nanos Valaoritis, George Kokkinos, Kostas Koutsourelis, Vangelis Hatzivasiliou, Yiannis Papadopoulos|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|