Feb 11, 2010

Presentation of "Cyclonio", a new book of poems by Iossif Ventouras…

"Cyclonio" book cover

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 ( and the English website

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.


Artist Iossif Ventouras
Organizer Jewish Museum of Greece, Melani Editions, Hellenic American Union
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 11/02/2010
End Date 11/02/2010
Starting Time 20:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Nanos Valaoritis, George Kokkinos, Kostas Koutsourelis, Vangelis Hatzivasiliou, Yiannis Papadopoulos
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2011/07/12 - 10:51:26



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