Dialectic interactions between seven poets on time, friendship and the body
Ushering in the second decade of the “Words (can) do it” series of poetry evenings, founder and curator Panayotis Ioannidis gives carte blanche to four key contributors of the series to date—poets and translators—to curate five of the year’s six events. This February’s event is curated by poet and translator Katerina Iliopoulou.
Τhis meeting brings together seven poets who share a bond of friendship and a history of cooperation for a poetic relay race that seeks the points of intersection and convergence of poems that talk about time and body. This theme foregrounds existential concerns stemming from the questions "Who am I?" and "What am I?", questions which often poetry often poses, in contrast to the self-affirmation that the demands of everyday life require. This evening’s poems portray how human life is inscribed in poetry and allow us to discern how the untouched, elusive, unspoken, and painful material of experience is transformed into words.
Participating in the event are Vassilis Amanatidis, Orpheas Apergis, Phoebe Giannisi, Katerina Iliopoulou, Panagiotis Ioannidis, Gianna Boukova and Thodoris Chiotis whilst Giannis Isidorou intervenes with visual art videos.