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 ( 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.


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”

Fanis Papageorgiou, Greece


Fanis Papageorgiou, Greece

Decommissioned Time

Youth 30 years old

The Poems

Decommissioned Time

The defeat that we thought of
as not belonging to us
greater since it was
from its shadow
shorter since we were
from our sum
located us in the map

as this cloud
that dropping the counterweights
stood above us
and broke into two


Παροπλισμένη Ώρα

Η ήττα που πιστέψαμε
ότι δεν είναι δική μας
μεγαλύτερη καθώς ήταν
και από τον ίσκιο της
μικρότεροι καθώς ήμασταν
και από το άθροισμα μας
μας βρήκε στο χάρτη

όπως το σύννεφο εκείνο
που ρίχνοντας τα αντίβαρα
στάθηκε από πάνω μας
και άνοιξε στα δύο

* * *

Youth 30 years old

His entire life
was the making of symmetry
he did not have other identity
nor a job
maybe he could not speak

his aim was to uproot
the world
and create another

as if the practices of the heart
are sighing from symmetry
or four eyes
are ever symmetrical


Νέος Ετών 30

Όλη του η ζωή
ήταν η κατασκευή συμμετριών
άλλη ιδιότητα δεν είχε
ούτε και δουλειά
ίσως δε μιλούσε

Είχε στόχο να εκχερσώσει
τον κόσμο
να φτιάξει έναν άλλο

Λες και οι πρακτικές της καρδιάς
στενάζουν από συμμετρία
ή τέσσερα μάτια
δύο ανθρώπων
είναι ποτέ σύμμετρα

The Poet

Papageorgiou Theofanis was born in 1986 in Athens Greece. He studied economics in bachelor and master's degree and holds a PhD from National Technical University of Athens in the field of political economy. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration, in the University of Patras. He has authored four books of poetry in Greek "Plintirio Astron" (Laundry of Stars), "H Thalasa me ta 150 Epipeda" (The sea with the 150 levels), "Dioriga Metaxi Nefon" (Canal between Clouds), "Me lathos Skia" (With faulty Shadow). His first book was selected in the short list of the Hellenic Authors' Association for the prize of the first-featured poet. Several poems of him have been translated in English and Spanish.


Ο Φάνης Παπαγεωργίου γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1986. Σπούδασε οικονομικά σε προπτυχιακό και μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο. Είναι διδάκτωρ Πολιτικής Οικονομίας στο Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο. Σήμερα είναι επίκουρος καθηγητής στο Τμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών. Έχει εκδώσει τέσσερεις ποιητικές συλλογές: Πλυντήριο άστρων (Εκδόσεις Λογότεχνον, 2013, βραχεία λίστα πρωτοεμφανιζόμενων ποιητών για το Βραβείο «Γιάννη Βαρβέρη» 2013), Η θάλασσα με τα 150 επίπεδα (Εκδόσεις Κουκούτσι, 2016), Διώρυγα μεταξύ νεφών (Εκδόσεις Θράκα, 2018), Με λάθος σκιά (Εκδόσεις Κουκκίδα 2021). Ποιήματά του έχουν μεταφραστεί στα αγγλικά, γαλλικά, γερμανικά, σέρβικα και ισπανικά, ενώ έχουν δημοσιευτεί σε περιοδικά και εφημερίδες.

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