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.
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:
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.
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”
Thanos Gogos, Greece
She has a pierced bone
From within it gushes
In the plateau
They detest her:
This seashell, they say, that I have
This seashell that I have
Counts the laws like a rower
Sinks all things and they find their joy
Trips to the south rarely take place
People enlist in the north
For international waters
They sing a revolution
In the end
In the beginning, too
Open up a lake
In some country
Of the north
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Thanos Gogos was born in Larissa in 1985. He is the founder of publishing house and literarymagazine Thraka,and the co-founderand director of the Thessalian Poetry Festival. He has published two poetry collections: Frontier Playground (Farfulas, 2013), Glasgow (Thraka,2014), and Dakar (Melani, 2020). His poems have been published in various electronic and physical literary magazines and have been translated in 8 languages. In 2015,he participated in 2nd Young Writers Festival at the International bookfair of Thessaloniki, organized by Hellenic Foundation of Culture. His works appeared in the New Voices of Greece, anthology, which was published by Hellenic Foundation of Culture and presented in the 67thFrankfurt Book Fair. He is a member of Versopolis network and Poets' Circle
Ο Θάνος Γώγος γεννήθηκε το 1985 στη Λάρισα. Είναι εκδότης του λογοτεχνικού περιοδικού και των εκδόσεων «θράκα», ιδρυτής (μαζί με τον Σωτήρη Παστάκα και τον Αντώνη Ψάλτη) και διευθυντής του Πανθεσσαλικού Φεστιβάλ Ποίησης και Project Coordinator του Ευρωπαϊκού λογοτεχνικού προγράμματος λογοτεχνικών διαμονών Ulysses Shelter (Creative Europe). Το 2013 κυκλοφόρησε η πρώτη του ποιητική συλλογή Μεταιχμιακή χαρά, εκδ. Φαρφουλάς, και το 2014 η ποιητική σύνθεση Γλασκώβη, εκδ. Θράκα (2019 β έκδοση, εκδόσεις Sandorf, 2020, Κροατία) και το 2020 η ποιητική σύνθεση Ντακάρ από εκδ. Μελάνι, (δίγλωσση έκδοση) και από το πολιτιστικό κέντρο Μάριμπορ, Σλοβενία. Ποιήματά του έχουν δημοσιευτεί σε έντυπα και ηλεκτρονικά λογοτεχνικά περιοδικά και έχουν μεταφραστεί σε 10 γλώσσες. Έχει συμμετάσχει σε πολλές ανθολογίες και φεστιβάλ ποίησης στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικo. Είναι μέλος του Δικτύου Versopolis και μέλος του Δ.Σ. του Κύκλου Ποιητών. Διαμένει στα παράλια Λάρισας.