Poetic encounters: “Words (can) do it”

Mar 13, 2019

Event dedicated to the important American poet, Robert Frost...

Tribute to Robert Frost at the Hellenic American Union

Robert Frost (1874-1963) had a great impact on the public during his life, as he continues to do today. Particularly loved in Greece, the poet visited the country 58 years ago as a guest of the Hellenic American Union. His poetry was also the focus of a tribute which took place in 1993 at the Hellenic American Union on the 30th anniversary of his death.

During Frost's lifetime, while some people enjoyed his "accessible" poetry, others considered him poetically "conservative". Today the distinctive features of his work can be distinguished more clearly: the musicality of his verses, the directness of expression, but also a contemporary dark background in the controversial content of some of his poems.

This evening of poetry brings together 15 poets to read selected poems of Robert Frost in both the original and a new translation especially made for this event.

Participating poets include:Orfeas Apergis, Mary Yossi, Myrsini Gana, Antonia Gounaropoulou, Yiannis Doukas, Katerina Iliopoulou, Lenia Safiropoulou, Lefteris Zacharioudakis, Panayotis Ioannidis, Lena Kallergi, Dimitra Kotoula, Stergios Mitas, Artemis Michailidou, Christiana Mygdali and Kostas Plisiotis. Stefanos Bacigal and Chris Sakellaridis will read the original poems.

 

 

Information

Artist Robert Frost
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), Words (can) do it
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 13/03/2019
End Date 13/03/2019
Starting Time 19:30
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Orfeas Apergis, Mary Yossi, Myrsini Gana, Antonia Gounaropoulou, Yiannis Doukas, Katerina Iliopoulou, Lenia Safiropoulou, Lefteris Zacharioudakis, Panayotis Ioannidis, Lena Kallergi, Dimitra Kotoula, Stergios Mitas, Artemis Michailidou, Christiana Mygdali, Kostas Plisiotis, Stefanos Bacigal, Chris Sakellaridis
Languages: EL, EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2019/03/14 - 14:18:31

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