Notes

If you have something to share with a clear bearing on the Mediterranean world and literature (books with poems/short texts which captures the very essence of the famous Blue, poetry readings, workshops/poetry festivals somewhere in the Mediterranean world) please send the material (short text, images, press release) to: info@odyssey.pm and we’ll post it on Mediterranean Poetry.

  • Oguz Tansel – At the Dawn of Oleander Blossoms Wonderful poetry by Oguz Tansel in a bilingual edition available at Amazon! At the Dawn of Oleander Blossoms – Zakkum Cicekleri Tan Yerinde is a poetry collection depicting Antalya Environs ...
  • Cavafy’s Ithaca read by Sean Connery From Wikipedia: In 1911, Cavafy wrote Ithaca, inspired by the Homeric return journey of Odysseus to his home island, as depicted in the Odyssey. The poem’s theme is that enjoyment ...
  • Tasos Livaditis – Selected Poems The people’s poet in more ways than one, Tasos Livaditis stands apart from other poets of his era because of his deep understanding, his heart rendering existential agony, initially expressed ...
  • If you want to be called human, by Tasos Livaditis An amazing poem by the Greek poet Tasos Livaditis – beautifully and very strong recited by the actor Kostas Kazakos as to raise awareness to people for peace and justice! More ...
  • #Unexpectedly – Lily Michaelides #Unexpectedly is a video poem by Lily Michaelides (poet), Olivios Karaolides (music/sound editing) and Demetra Englezou (director/motion design). For the last two years Cyprus has been at the epicentre of ...
  • An Old Man On The Isle – Pietros Maneos Listen to Charles Bryant’s wonderful reading of Pietros Maneos’ poem: An Old Man On The Isle on YouTube. “Music to my ears” says an editor obsessed with the Mediterranean world! For ...
  • Ruin: Essays in Exilic Living – New book by Adrianne Kalfopoulou Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Associate Professor of Language and Literature at Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece will have a new book: Ruin: Essays in Exilic Living released by Red Hen ...
  • Under Greek Light Issue 21 of the International Literary Quarterly has published two interviews between the poet Richard Berengarten and Paschalis Nikolaou, Lecturer at the Ionian University, Corfu. Both have contributed poems and ...
  • The Bread We Ate – Rina Ferrarelli In The Bread We Ate Rina Ferrarelli recounts tales of the tribe, four generations “scattered/ across states and provinces, /three countries” – Italy, Canada and the United States – and ...
  • Alison Leslie Gold – New novel Oneiro Press, a small press in the UK, has just published Alison Leslie Gold’s new novel THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE BACK FROM THE DEAD, in which many scenes are ...
  • Christopher Merrill – New books Christopher Merrill – whose work has been translated into twenty-five languages – has two new books of poetry out, Necessities (White Pine Press) and Boat (Tupelo Press) and his most ...
  • Dinos Siotis (editor) – Crisis Crisis brings together, in Greek and in English, thirty-four Greek poets on the crisis in their country, including Nanos Valaoritis, Titos Patrikios, Yiannis Dhallas and Kiki Dimoula. These are bulletins ...
  • Mel Kenne – Aeolian Visions / Versions … A new collection of works of Turkish literature in translation produced at the annual workshop in Cunda, Turkey, on the Aegean coast: The Cunda International Workshop for Translators of Turkish ...
  • Christopher Bakken – Honey, Olives, Octopus … Christopher Bakken published a book of culinary travel writing called Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table (University of California Press, 2013). To read more about the book and buy ...
  • Complete Plus – The Poems of C.P. Cavafy in English “George Economou has offered the 21st century a refreshingly lyrical translation of Cavafy …” Complete Plus – The Poems of C.P. Cavafy in English contains 162 poems: the 154 canonical Collected ...
  • David Mason – Sea Salt Sea Salt, award-winning poet David Mason’s first new collection of shorter poems in a decade, is a beautiful evocation of crisis and change.        
  • Habib Tengour – A review A review may be enjoyed at Arabic Literature of Habib Tengour’s CROSSINGS, translated from the French by Marilyn Hacker. The book can be ordered at postapollopress.com/crossings Crossings is an amazing ...
  • Yahia Lababidi – New book Yahia Lababidi is an Egyptian-American thinker and Pushcart-nominated poet, whose work has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. To date, Lababidi is the author of four well-received books, in ...