Patras World Poetry Festival

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DECEMBER 10th - 13th  2020 

We would like to inform you that due to the implementation of a new lockdown in our country and the increase in the number of coronavirus cases, the organizing and scientific committee of the “Jean Moréas International Awards” and the Patras International Poetry Festival postpones the date of the event on December, 10-13 of 2020.

Digital Event

The Patras World Poetry Festival 2020 this year is entitled "National Poets" and plans to host 60 poets from 15 different countries around the world.

This year the festival  be held online and virtually, as far as COVID-19 impact affects significantly the implementation of this event.

In the four-day online event there will be 6 meetings lasting up to 3 hours, where the guest poets will be presented with readings in 2 languages, via live connection. The events will be attended by invited representatives of institutions and the jury, while the program will include speeches, presentations, tributes, music, etc.

In addition, the following activities will take place within the schedule of the Festival events:

  • online Award of the annual Greek Poetry Awards "Jean Moréas" (Saturday December 12th)
  • Art Exhibition "National Poets" with the participation of 20 Greek artists and 10 artists from different countries (live and digital tour)
  • Collectible trilingual edition of the poems of the participants, in the first language of each artist, in Greek and English

The 3rd Patras World Poetry Festival 2020 is organized by the Poetry Fountation “Grafeion Poiiseos”, the literary website Culture Book (culturebook.gr) and the multicultural center Epikentro Plus History & Arts, while every year it is under the auspices of the Ministries of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism*. Supporters of the event are the Greek Library of London, the Cultural Center “Kostis Palamas”, the University of Western Macedonia, the Hellenic Open University and many other important institutions, as claimed under the Aegis of the President of the Hellenic Republic.

Awarding of Poetry Awards "Jean Moréas" for the year 2019

This annual event will be held digitally at one session of the PWPF Poetry Event 2020, with a presentation of the award-winning poets and recitations by them. This is the annual event during which the "Jean Moréas" Prizes are awarded for Greek poetic art and Greek poetic production in its entire range. They are recognizable nationwide and concern the poetry collections that were published throughout the previous calendar year from the year of the award. They refer both to young poets and newcomers and to those who are recognized with their poetic work along time.

The event is highly appreciated by the Greek literary and artistic circle of readers. In this year's event, in addition to the institutionalized awards, a very important foreign poet will be honored, who with his/her lifelong work honors the literature outside Greece.The Award Committee is composed of Greek University professors, as well as very important poets and poetry critics who will evaluate the work of the honorees.

Sincerely,

On behalf of the organizing committee.

Kotopoulos H. Triantafyllos, President of the “Patras World Poetry Festival”

Skiathas D. Antonis, President of the Poetry Fountation “Grafeion Poiiseos”

Alaniadi Maria, Event Manager of the “Patras World Poetry Festival”

YOUNG POETS

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Marouso Athanasiou, GREECE Giorgos Koutouvelas, GREECE Ania Vouloudi, GREECE Eleni Alexiou, GREECE Victoria Gerontasiou, GREECE Nikos Erinakis, GREECE Dimitris Athanaselos, GREECE Electra Lazar, GREECE

Electra Lazar, Greece

Electra Lazar, Greece
Electra Lazar, Greece THE CANARY IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER BIRDS. YOU CAN FIND IT IN ITS CAGE AND KILL IT WHEN SEXTANT IS THE BODY AND THE LEGS SLOWLY AND SLOWLY BREAK The PoemsTHE CANARY IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER BIRDS. YOU CAN FIND IT IN ITS CAGE AND KILL ...
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Dimitris Athanaselos, Greece

Dimitris Athanaselos, Greece
Dimitris Athanaselos, Greece Anterooms of freedom Birth The PoemsAnterooms of freedomI was lost in coarse covers, I did not assess correctly the expansion - exploration - of the moment.I was absorbed in strange symmetries of bodies and voraciousbuild...

INTERNATIONAL POETS

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Roman Kissiov, BULGARIA María Ángeles Pérez López, SPAIN Ana Victoria Padilla Onatra, COLOMBIA Elizabeth Grech, MALTA Iván Oñate, ECUADOR Vitomirka Trebovac, SERBIA Luis García Montero, SPAIN ...................

Luis García Montero, Spain

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 Luis García Montero, Spain The love Bitter Song The PoemsThe loveWords are shipsand so are lost, from one mouth to another,as if from one mist to another.They carry their cargo in discussionswithout finding a dock,the night when they're weighed...
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Vitomirka Trebovac, Serbia

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 Vitomirka Trebovac, Serbia opposites I will never forget The Poemsoppositesin front of the'olga petrov'retirement homea man kisseda woman's handshe raised her headand he blushedand what happened afterI don't knowbecause the wheels of my bicycle...
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Iván Oñate, Ecuador

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 Iván Oñate, Ecuador Apocryphal biography of Borges The Fall The PoemsApocryphal biography of Borges for María Esther VázquezMothertake pity on Borgesthe lovestricken. Watch over himso he won't slip. Your child is boundto the worst kind of ...
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Leonidas Kakaroglou, Greece

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Leonidas Kakaroglou, Greece MORNING IN NEW YORK NECKLACE The PoemsMORNING IN NEW YORKIt must be morning in New York nowthe north wind probably blows and it is snowingthe timid light must be shiningno one would be changing the radio stationsuntil you ...

Iro Nikopoulou, Greece

Iro Nikopoulou, Greece
Iro Nikopoulou, Greece Into the light again Cicada The PoemsInto the light againOne rainy day she made up her mindand gave me my starched whitechristening clothesFor forty yearsshe was drenching it in darkin acid chlorineand hot waterFor the olive oi...
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Yiannis Patilis, Greece

Yiannis Patilis, Greece
Yiannis Patilis, Greece Agamemnon's Epifany End Titles The PoemsAgamemnon's EpifanyIt's better this way, without powerSo many channels, from PalestineAll the way to Ilium and beyondTo Yerivan, Armenia, all those wretched soulsSearching around in ruin...
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Ania Vouloudi, Greece

Ania Vouloudi, Greece
Ania Vouloudi, Greece what my house is End Titles The Poemswhat my house isMy house is a courtA passerby says I'm responsiblefor anything that is evilI'm just saying that time now trembles for a while and that I rented a gloomy spaceWhen a door close...
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Giorgos Koutouvelas, Greece

Giorgos Koutouvelas, Greece
Giorgos Koutouvelas, Greece A Fairytale Extract of Western civilization The PoemsA FairytaleThe wizard plays the pipe overnight Makes the dog hop up on the tableHe casts a spell and turns it to a dancing snake At dawn The piper falls asleep,leaving t...

Marouso Athanasiou, Greece

Marouso Athanasiou, Greece
Marouso Athanasiou, Greece OUT OF BREATH AT MY BIRTHPLACE LAZARUS' ENJOYMENT The PoemsOUT OF BREATH AT MY BIRTHPLACEthey used to seal my voice shut with thread and needleplace I'm told is mother boiled downand I'm her and I'm himthe same footfalls tr...

Roman Kissiov, Bulgaria

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Roman Kissiov, Bulgaria ITHACA LETTER The PoemsITHACA …You must have surely understood by then what Ithacas mean. C. Cavafy I am Odysseus, too,but unknown.No one ever heard of me,nobody knew about my shrewdness…Because I never left Ithaca.Never in my...
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María Ángeles Pérez López, Spain

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María Ángeles Pérez López, Spain I Demand to Linger in Every Gesture The Insolent Gaze The PoemsI Demand to Linger in Every Gestureblissful slowness in both legsif I have all the sun on my napeand touching is a nutritiousand exact way of feeling in t...
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Ana Victoria Padilla Onatra, Colombia

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Elizabeth Grech, Malta

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 Elizabeth Grech, Malta The sun going down in the sea Black are your eyes The PoemsThe sun going down in the seaHelp me go to sleep, mum,you said.The sun's going down in the seabut I can't sleep.My boy,count the stickson the path to school,the p...
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Eleni Alexiou, Greece

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Eleni Alexiou, Greece INDOOR VERBS ESTRUS The PoemsINDOOR VERBS We were startled by how strong old things areevery fault became a jewelWe put on shabby clothes and found something newto dedicate ourselves. We listened to the rhythmic conversation of ...
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Yiannis Doukas, Greece

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Victoria Gerontasiou, Greece

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Victoria Gerontasiou, Greece Storm 9 Storm 20 The PoemsStorm 9Small bodyWandererIn a worldWhere you only singFossilized languageIn the short night, violenceAnd at the dawn of the winterBroken borderYou are being rebornA life courseGrasps the timeIn i...

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