Affirmation: Selected Poems, 1986-2006

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Dedalus, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 83 pages
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Affirmation: selected Poems 1986-2006 contains the first major selection of poems in English translation from one of the best-known names in contemporary Greek poetry, translated by Mina Karavanta, and with an introduction by Michael Longley. Haris Vlavianos was born in Rome in 1957 and grew up in Athens. He has published six collections of poetry, including The Angel of History (1999), which was short-listed for the State Poetry Prize, as was his most recent After the End of Beauty (2003). He has also published a collection of thoughts and aphorisms on poetry and poetics entitled The Other Place (1994). He has translated the works of many well-known writers including Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, Michael Longley, Wallace Stevens, William Blake, e.e.cummings, Jonh Ashbery, Eugenio Montale, Zbigniew Herbert and Fernando Pessoa. He is the editor of the influential literary journal "POETRY" and of the Greek domain of the Poetry International website. His collection of poems Adieu (1996) has been translated into English by David Connolly and published in the U.K. by Birmingham University Press (1998), and volumes of his Selected Poems have been published in German, Dutch, Catalan and Italian (forthcoming).

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An Evening without an Eve
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Temperate Memory
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August Meditations
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