Poetry reading by Adrianne Kalfopoulou & Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Held at the Athens Centre on February, 2, 2011.

Adrianne Kalfopoulou lives and teaches in Athens, Greece where she is currently on the faculty of Hellenic American University. She has taught in the Scottish Universities’ International Summer Schools Program at the University of Edinburgh, and various creative writing workshops in Greece. Her scholarly work has focused on Nineteenth and Twentieth-century American literature, particularly the contributions of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson. She is currently completing a collection of stories, and is at work on a monograph of Sylvia Plath’s poems. An American poet, repatriated in the land of her ancestors, Adrianne Kalfopoulou is a consummate storyteller and poet, in whose books the history and lives of the people of Greece and its islands are honestly, memorably, and lovingly portrayed.

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke was born in Athens, Greece.  She studied foreign languages and literature at the universities of Athens, Nice (France) and Geneva (Switzerland), where she was graduated in 1962. She has received Ford Foundation Grants (1972 and 1975), was invited to the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in the United States (1980-1981), during which time she lectured on Modern Greek Poetry and Nikos Kazantzakis at Harvard. She has subsequently lectured on other dimensions of modern poetry and given public reading of her poetry in English and in Greek in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.  She won the 1985 Greek National Poetry Award for the Greek version of Beings and Things on Their Own.

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