Affirmation: Selected Poems, 1986-2006
Dedalus, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 83 pages
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).
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
An Evening without an Eve
1 other sections not shown
abated she turned absence Affirmation Selected Poems alleys of metaphysics aphorisms Athens beautiful will unconceal beginning bougainvillea cafe of Vigna Caipirinha colour confess dark dream emitted this pure erasure everything exist exquisite poem face fleece of perfect full-moon sky reminiscing genuine glaring Gloriana gone Is saved Greek Haris Vlavianos heliotrope Ill Adieu imagination invented Jesus salva John Ashbery kisses leaf of reality lines live look lovers margins memory's hollow metaphor Michael Longley Minima Poetica Vlavianos music of concepts night notebook Orpheus palm trees passion Pentimento Pernilongo picture is realised Pieta poet emotional Poetica Vlavianos writes Poetics poetry Porcelain predestined rifts roses amidst white Sambodromo secret sensuality sheet softly silence slowly Somehow they marry sting story Sturm Und Drang tesserae thought translated truth vase is full Vigna Clara voice Wallace Stevens White roses amidst white stones beneath wind woman words Yellow and red