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”

Penelope Alivizatou, Greece


Η είδηση

ταξίδευε μόνη της
χωρίς βαλίτσες
μ' ένα φεγγάρι στο χέρι
για τις απαραίτητες μικροδιορθώσεις.

Στο σταθμό
την περίμεναν ανήσυχοι
οι δημοσιογράφοι.
Της έπιασαν το χέρι για να κατέβει.
με αυταρέσκεια
στον καναπέ
της αίθουσας αναμονής.

Με αργές κινήσεις
άναψε τσιγάρο
και τους κοίταξε στα μάτια.

Όταν πια έφυγαν πλησίασε νωχελικά στον καθρέφτη.

Η όψη της την τρόμαξε.

Μέσα σε λίγη ώρα έγινε αγνώριστη
στα κείμενά τους έγινε μια άλλη.

Το φεγγάρι σάπισε στην παλάμη της το πέταξε μακριά και κρύφτηκε ανάμεσα στις ράγες.


she travelled alone
with no luggage
with a moon in her hand
for the necessary minor adjustments.

At the station
the journalists
expected her anxiously.
They held her hand helping her to get off.
She lied down
on the sofa
of the waiting room

She lit a cigarette
moving slowly
and gazed into their eyes.

When they had finally left she approached the mirror indolently.

She was scared by her own look.

In a short time she had become unrecognizable
she was another now in their texts.

The moon rotted in her palm she tossed it away and hid herself between the rails.

English rendering by Vassilis Pandis

The Poetess

Penelope Alivizatou was born in Patras, she is a graduate of the French Academy and a student at the EAP in European Culture. She worked as a bank employee at Agrotiki Bank and Piraeus Bank and continues her professional life as an insurance agent. Poetry is her outlet and Carnival her creative, subversive love.

Stathis Intzes, Greece
Nikos Erinakis, Greece


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