Patras World Poetry Festival 2021

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4th “Patras World Poetry Festival 2021

13th - 19th of December

LIVE & ON LINE EVENTS

This year, the 4th “Patras World Poetry Festival” boasts a variety of original literary events taking place between the 13th and 19th of December 2021, hosting a total of 70 poets from 20 different countries.

The occasion of a calendar year combining on one hand the memory of the Greek people’s fight for freedom, and on the other hand the contemporary experience of confinement, led us to this year’s thematic center: “CONFINEMENT-FREEDOM-HUMAN REVOLUTIONS”. We bring novel aims and ideas, along with a greater and more essential need for expression, synergy and communication.

For 2021, the festival’s programme will be extended from 4 days to 7, hosting a multitude of events for audiences and participants both Greek and foreign, raising the bar and aiming to establish a tradition of cultural celebration.

This year too, for its most part, the Festival will be held online, a blended programme combining physical and online activities as adjusted to Covid-19 regulations, in a shifting terrain of cultural events during the pandemic.

The events of the week’s programme will take place in three (3) different places in Patras, each one of them a space for hosting cultural events. The events will be broadcasted ONLINE on the website www.culturebook.gr including both main and side events:

Main Events:

  • 15th-18th December 2021

Five (5) Online Poetry Meetings including Readings and Roundtables: There will be lecterns where the guest poets will be presented; their works will be read (in 2 languages). The guest poets will also participate in the roundtables and discuss topics revolving around poetry and criticism.

  • 18th December 2021

Online Award Ceremony for the Greek “Jean Moréas” Poetry Award for 2021: The annual ceremony for the “Jean Moréas” Awards for Greek poetic art and production in its entire spectrum.

  • 16th December 2021

Newcomer Poet Marathon: A night of presentations and readings of new poets, combining physical and online presence.

Parallel Events: (11th -19th of December 2021)

  • Festival Anthology: Limited trilingual book edition plus eBook.
  • Online shows:
  • #meet_the_poets: tributes and interviews online at the culturebook.gr channel.
  • #videopoetry: presentation of video-poetry online.
  • Poetry Set to Singing: music radio tributes to poetry set to singing.
  • Exhibitions:
  • Poetry exhibition: presenting the works of poetry
  • Book exhibition of Newcomer Poets: presenting poetry collection books from new poets; participation from established poets and publishing houses.
  • Art Exhibition: “CONFINEMENT-FREEDOM-HUMAN REVOLUTIONS”
  • Poetry Alley: Presentation of poets and poems (the ones participating in the festival) on a central pedestrian precinct of Patras.

During both the physical and the online events, there will be participation from internationally acclaimed academics, novelists, critics, and representatives of institutions.

The Patras World Poetry Festival 2021 is organized by the “Grafeion Poiiseos” Poetry Foundation, the literary website Culture Book (culturebook.gr), while it is annually held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism*. The festival’s events are supported by the Greek Library of London, the University of Western Macedonia, the Hellenic Open University and many other esteemed institutions, since the festival takes place under the aegis of the Hellenic Republic’s President.

The Patras World Poetry Festival is one of the largest literary institutions in Greece, certainly the largest of its whole region, and it has already drawn attention amongst esteemed festivals internationally. Every year, the city of Patras hosts important figures of world literature and offers a richness of events, including poetry readings, seminars and cultural activities. The festival’s vision is to promote Greek literary expression worldwide and turn this capital of Western Greece into a European center for literary studies. Through its actions, the festival communicates with various departments of Greek literary studies all over the world and it chronicles contemporary poetic expression.

A detailed programme will soon be posted on the festival’s website www.culturebook.gr.

Sincerely,

On behalf of the Scholarly Representatives

Kotopoulos H. Triantafyllos

Chair of the “Patras World Poetry Festival”

Skiathas D. Antonis

Chair of the “Grafeion Poiiseos” Poetry Fountation

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EVENT MANAGER

Maria Alaniadi

Communication:

poetryfestival@culturebook.gr

grafeion.poihseos@culturebook.gr

Archival content available on www.culturebook.gr 

Anna Afentoulidou, Greece

Anna Afentoulidou, Greece

 Anna Afentoulidou, Greece

Hide and seek

Double play

The Poems

Hide and seek

While days pass by the edge of the sky
under the ever-turning sun
and the wind howling at the skylight

My throat out of breath
I send messages and I hurry
leaning against the wall before they find me
listening with my palm

every experience I missed
every opportunity I passed over

everything you wished was left unsaid
and, with sweat and fear,

Fingers crossed
Death's dice
Wouldn't weigh too heavily on my hands.


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Κρυφτό

Οι μέρες ξηλώνουν την άκρη τ' ουρανού
ο ήλιος συστρέφεται
κι ο άνεμος βογκάει στον φωταγωγό

Πιπιλάω μικρές καραμέλες του λαιμού
στέλνω μηνύματα και τρέχω
Ακουμπάω στον τοίχο πριν με βρουν
με την παλάμη αφουγκράζομαι

όσα δεν έζησα κι επέστρεψαν
όσα προσπέρασα και φύγαν

όσα δεν θέλησες να πεις
κι εγώ ιδρώνοντας

Καρφώνω σε διπλό σταυρό
Ζυγίζοντας στη χούφτα
το ζάρι του θανάτου.


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Double play

Feeling the code of your words
what do they mean?

raised marks
dots, dashes and spaces
throbbing veins
and twitching eyebrows

From the pale neck
To the chest that dared come out
The dual body that played
and got lost

Dust that flew
before it found
a shady corner for protection.


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Διπλό παιχνίδι

Ψηλαφίζω τον κώδικα των λόγων σου
τι να σημαίνουν

τα φουσκωμένα σημαδάκια
κουκκίδες παύλες και κενά
η φλέβα που χτύπησε αριστερά
και το δεξί σου φρύδι

Λευκό χρώμα του λαιμού
στήθος που δέχτηκε να βγει
κορμί διπλό που έπαιξε
και χάθηκε

Σκόνη που πέταξε
προτού βρεθεί
σκιερή γωνιά να την φυλάξει.

The Poet

Anna Afentoulidou is a philologist. She is a holder of a Master's Degree in Creative Writing (postgraduate studies in Surrealism and in Cypriot literature). She is a poet (Short List of State Poetry Award 2014 of the Ministry of Culture) and a literary critic. She is the author of 6 books and participated in many collective volumes. She has also written many essays and articles in literary magazines, and participated in Greek and international conferences and scientific seminars. She is a member of work groups on educational materials such as the curriculum of Literary Education, reception classes for refugees, special education and differentiated instruction, as well as on actions to prevent addiction in youth.

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Η Άννα Αφεντουλίδου είναι φιλόλογος με μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στη Δημιουργική Γραφή (μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στον υπερρεαλισμό και την κυπριακή λογοτεχνία). Είναι ποιήτρια (Βραχεία Λίστα Κρατικού Βραβείου Ποίησης 2014 του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού) και κριτικός λογοτεχνίας. Είναι συγγραφέας 6 ατομικών βιβλίων, έχει συμμετάσχει σε πολλούς συλλογικούς τόμους, είναι συντάκτης πολλών δοκιμίων και άρθρων σε περιοδικά κι εφημερίδες και έχει παρουσία σε ελληνικά, διεθνή συνέδρια και επιστημονικές ημερίδες. Υπήρξε ή/και είναι μέλος ομάδων εργασίας για εκπαιδευτικά υλικά, το πρόγραμμα σπουδών της Λογοτεχνικής εκπαίδευσης, τις τάξεις υποδοχής προσφύγων, την ειδική αγωγή και την διαφοροποιημένη διδασκαλία, καθώς και δράσεων πρόληψης των νέων από τις εξαρτήσεις.

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