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”

Irini Vakalopoulou, Greece

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Irini Vakalopoulou, GREECE The Street Of Spices K The Poemsit is the seaa disfigurement of a shadowand the vowel grasped by the rockit is the torrential rainto bedewthe pale light of the uterusit is wherein the sun and windfrom the figthe a...

Isabella Vincentini, Italy

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Isabella Vincentini, ITALY Alliance' s code Before and after  the world The PoemsALLIANCE'S CODEI would have desired that you'll take my words in order to conjugate them and endowe them with meanung, but you let them fall,arc...
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Shakhawat Tipu, Bangladesh

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Shakhawat Tipu, BANGLADESH Heidegger's knife! A mother's poem The PoemsHeidegger's knife!Objects have no worth, they sit as though in senseAbandoning it all as all languages say, 'Goodbye, the world!'They involutes so mean to disappear who knows wher...
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Konstantinos Bouras, Greece

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Konstantinos Bouras, GREECE The Universe Ecopoetry 1/2019 The PoemsThe UniverseWe are all a tiny pebble In the world's mosaicNo one magnificent, no one greatYet importantFor the inner miracleFor the outer imageThat transformsRealityInto somethin...

Mattia Tarantino, Italy

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Mattia Tarantino, ITALY I would like to look the sky Autumn The PoemsI WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT THE SKYI would like to look at the sky, but the starsopen my blood and disturbthe verses on the mouths of the dead:tonight my mother will not participat...
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Giorgos Georgoulas, Greece

Giorgos Georgoulas, Greece
Giorgos Georgoulas, GREECE Anthem for nothing Emigrating The PoemsAnthem for nothingAt a neighborhoodof a Buenos Aires, of some Paris, of an AthensAt incredible cities, generous inventionsEuropean placentas and some othersαn avenue was incarnate...

Maria Koulouri, Greece

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Maria Koulouri, GREECE Attempt number one Timetable of delays The PoemsAttempt number one Daddy,You returnIt's no dreamI hear you every nightIt is youOoh, youThe black bootsThe dark suitYour hat an eyrieYour smell of soapBought from Abraham the ...
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Dashamir Malo, Albania

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Dashamir Malo, Albania To be in love  The owl The PoemsTO BE IN LOVE… meanswaking up before the dawnEven to become the dawn itselfIt meansseeing the most beautiful dreamEven to become that dream itselfIt meansAfter you leave the soft sheets( the...
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Thanos Gogos, Greece

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Thanos Gogos, GREECE Above the equator The PoemsAbove the equator The sea has receded In this desert landthe girlthe injured girl with her kneesa song She keeps revolutions in her pocketsShe has the lot of the Russia of Love and other countries ...
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Giancarlo Cavallo, Italy

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Giancarlo Cavallo, ITALY As… Since you The PoemsSince youare no longer there I walk with only one legI breathe with only one lungI see with only one eyebut the beats of my heartare inexplicablydoubled.*Da quando tu non ci sei più cammino con una gamb...
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Zacharias Katsakos, Greece

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Zacharias Katsakos, GREECE The invisible man The mask The PoemsThe invisible manApril entered the empty city alone.Only Eleni of Euripides was walkingon the icy fleshy pathsand her wedding dress was rolling in the cloud.April strided the white s...

Juan Carlos Abril, Spain

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Juan Carlos Abril, SPAIN Involuntary Exile The PoemsINVOLUNTARY EXILEIt is night, it can be anythingnight, today, or tomorrow,and you will not emergefrom the ground to the surface.Sometimesit is more difficult to accept helpthan offer it, becaus...
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Andrew Melrose, United Kingdom

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Andrew Melrose, UNITED KINGDOM Swimming to Fife Dog tired from the nightshift The PoemsSwimming to FifeGive me maps and a compass, some old bones,a bag full of shells, beach washed pebbles, dried seaweed, a clear stretch of water, a sunny day and a v...
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Anne Caldwell, United Kingdom

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Anne Caldwell, UNITED KINGDOM Slow Train North Ferns and Voles The PoemsSlow Train North Alice leaves King's Cross   and  loses her mobile    signal.   She   sits   in   the q...
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Nikos Fotopoulos, Greece

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Nikos Fotopoulos, GREECE The wave of a night set adrift The PoemsThe wave of a night set adrift A rowdy wind carries awaymy darksome landnostos -onerously longing to return home-drawing me down into the deepand the black sea is nourishing within...

Yllka Imeri, Serbia

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Yllka Imeri, SERBIA Love Silent killer The PoemsLoveReturned the bullets and wentWent as the mendicant far away from meAs Mona Lisa in the picture of DavinciIt seems like it's watching me while is goingAnd i heartbrokenStay still as stunned scul...
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Panagiotis Nikolaidis, Cyprus

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Panagiotis Nikolaidis, CYPRUS Collateral Damage Manifesto for a Fiasco The PoemsCOLLATERAL DAMAGEEbru Timtikonly 42, barely 32k.For 238 daysyou ground your molars into a pulpto crack open the leaden sky of Turkey.Your eyes firmly fixedupon somet...

Popi Aroniada, Greece

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Popi Aroniada, GREECE XXX (TERMITES DANCE) XXXII (IT IS ONLY CANCER IT WILL PASS) The PoemsXXX…I am cold while around me flames dance instead of pain the tooth is missing it lies opposite on the demolished rooftogether with morebaby-teeth the ly...
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Yiannis Doukas, Greece

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Yiannis Doukas, GREECE Migraines The Catalogue of Ships The PoemsMigrainesPartly it was put on her, in partshe asked for it herself – this hat;I was the same. Now I don't wantits heaviness; and yet there's no reward,I know, in taking it off. So ...
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Eleni Artemiou-Fotiadou, Cyprus

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Eleni Artemiou-Fotiadou, CYPRUS without Freud perforated and surviving The Poemswithout FreudI read the expertsas the nights go by and add upI do not understandI do not accept the interpretationsthey carry their own walland if the way to the unconsci...

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