May 18, 2015

Presentation of the bilingual edition of Iossif Ventura’s book of poems entitled "Tanaïs"…

Cover of the poetry book "Tanaïs" to be presented at the Hellenic American Union

The Hellenic American Union in cooperation with Hellenic American College (HAEC) and the Jewish Museum of Greece, present Iossif Ventura’s new poetry book in its first bilingual edition published in the United States by Red Heifer Press.

In his two poetry books that have been published in Greece, Tanaïs (Gavrielides Books, 2001) and Kyclonio (Melani Publications, 2010), Iossif Ventura 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. Red Heifer Press’ edition to be presented at the Hellenic American Union is the first bilingual publication of Tanaïs & Kyklonio, in which the original Greek is accompanied by a powerful English translation that is the collaborative effort of several distinguished poets and scholars.

Among the handful of Jews who had evaded capture in Crete was the family of the poet. Iossif Ventura 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.    

Speaking about the book will be: Anna Despotopoulou (Associate Professor, University of Athens), Helen Dimos (Philologist, Translator, Poet), Adrianne Kalfopoulou (Faculty Member, Hellenic American University / Hellenic American College, poet) and Liana Sakelliou (Professor, University of Athens, poet).

Music will be performed by: Daniella Soussi (cello) and Penny-Sue Joyce (piano).



Artist Iossif Ventura
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College, Jewish Museum of Greece
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 18/05/2015
End Date 18/05/2015
Starting Time 20:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Anna Despotopoulou, Helen Dimos, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Liana Sakelliou, Daniella Soussi, Penny-Sue Joyce
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2015/05/21 - 11:20:05



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