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”

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...

Alexandre Mexis, France

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Alexandre Mexis, FRANCE When Death Takes You Under Helen's Eyes The PoemsWhen Death Takes YouWhen death takes youI'll come to your gravebut not to cry…I'll come to your graveto talk with you…We will chat,change the world again as usualas at ever...
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Yorgos Alisanoglou, Greece

Yorgos Alisanoglou, Greece
Yorgos Alisanoglou, GREECE Landmines Her truth per second The Poems[Landmines]A dream the woman with the severed arteriesthe Danube that would bring back the fatherthe fall of the Wall on your wedding rosesA dream the soul that began inflating l...

Lena Kallergi, Greece

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Lena Kallergi, GREECE The Origin Of A Species The child adrift The PoemsThe Origin of a Species I know nothing about ships.When I see one pass by under the sunsomething deeply nocturnal moves through me.A knowledge of small, closed spaces,of the...
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Elsa Korneti, Greece

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Elsa Korneti, GREECE An Indoor Man Doll House The PoemsAn Indoor ManIf a person means something to youYou do not allow him to leaveYou plant him in a flowerpotYou water himYou put him in the lightYou name him An Indoor ManAt times a flyWill spit...
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Liana Sakelliou, Greece

Liana Sakelliou, Greece
Liana Sakelliou, GREECE Study by a Flemish master The garden of Ryoan-ji The PoemsStudy by a Flemish masterHe sits evergreen in the prow.With a movement of the handas if painting themhe shows me the size of the facing mountains.He wants us to cr...
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Kalliopi Pasia, Greece

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Kalliopi Pasia, GREECE deep red lantem The Poemsdeep red lantem slowly the hidesign of deathcum on the skinwhite was the secret as well as the red onethere, near the middlein the middle of my facejust to kick the fear outlike a little arrow...
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Anna Afentoulidou, Greece

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Anna Afentoulidou, GREECE Debt  To Horse Around The PoemsDebtHow biga mistakecan be?How cheapan apology?Mustshall forever bea coward'swant.*ΧρέοςΠόσο μεγάλο μπορεί να είναι ένα λάθος;Πόσο φτωχικήμια συγγνώμη;Tο πρέπειθα είναι πάντατο θέλω του δε...

Eva Gallud, Spain

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Eva Gallud, SPAIN i have seen the burning bones and spiraling ash she cuts open lip seams The Poemsi have seen the burning bones and spiraling ash  |  spinning emblem of arediscovered rite  |  the extinct ...
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Vaggelis Tasiopoulos, Greece

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Vaggelis Tasiopoulos, GREECE Butterflies are returned Falling pomegranate in the yard The PoemsBUTTERFLIES ARE RETURNEDButterflies on cold nights stay in dreams. At dawn they cowardly scare and leave what they harvested. Do not be surprised that...

Jen Webb, Australia

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Jen Webb, AUSTRALIA The science of kindness A history of speech The PoemsThe science of kindness [1]It's one minute before the scheduled  departure time and she  is running  upthe stairs and up the stairs, across the bridge and down, a...
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Debasish Parashar, India

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Debasish Parashar, INDIA Fundamental Right to Dream To My Grandfather The PoemsFundamental Right to Dreamimagine you are little weirdand you dream of yellow rivers gathering tea leaves to the tune of ardent Erhu music in the heart of a Syrian ch...
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Manolis Alygizakis, Canada

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Manolis Aligizakis, CANADA Justification Response The PoemsJUSTIFICATIONI strode over fallen branchesvictims of last night's merciless windlistened to music in tunewith endless perfection then the chirp of the birdraised my head saw it, a chicka...

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