Selections from Leaves of Grass

Feb 12, 2020

Presentation of a Walt Whitman Reader…

Presentation of a Walt Whitman Reader at the Hellenic American Union

The innovative work of Walt Whitman (1819–1892) was very influential, not only to English-language poetry but to world literature as a whole. When his poetry collection Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855, it was seen as a ground-breaking and controversial piece of literature that breached the poetic norms of the time.

After that first edition, Leaves of Grass was republished several times, incorporating Whitman’s revisions as well as new poems. This new Greek translation of selections from Leaves of Grass, issued in October 2019 on the occasion of the bicentennial of Whitman’s birth, serves to fill a gap in Whitman’s works in Greek translation as it contains the most significant poems of the author’s oeuvre as selected and translated by Eleni Iliopoulou and Katerina Iliopoulou.

The book will be presented by:

  • ·         Anthoula Daniel, literary critic;
  • ·         Yiorgos Chouliaras, poet;
  • ·         Dora Tsibouki, Professor of American Studies at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; and,
  • ·         Katerina Iliopoulou, poet and translator.

Selected poems will be read by Christos Sakellaridis and Marios Chatziprokopiou.


Artist Walt Whitman
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), Kedros Publishers
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 12/02/2020
End Date 12/02/2020
Starting Time 19:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Anthoula Daniel, Yiorgos Chouliaras, Dora Tsibouki, Katerina Iliopoulou, Christos Sakellaridis, Marios Chatziprokopiou
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2020/02/13 - 11:14:31



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