New Greek poetry after its crisis

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Below is my review of two anthologies of new Greek poetry which appears in the Journal of Modern Greek Studies 34:2 (October 2016). It places in α broad context of literary configurations Crisis: Greek Poets on the Crisis (2014), edited by Dinos Siotis, and Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (2015), edited by Theodoros Chiotis.  The review is a counterpart to my essay “Left Melancholy in the Greek Poetry Generation of the 2000s after the Crisis of Revolution and Representation” which appeared as Journal of Modern Greek StudiesOccasional Paper” 10 earlier this year.  (This is the to press version of the review.The final, pdf version is available on the Journal of Modern Greek Studiessite and through Project Muse.)

As an introduction to the review, poet Michalis Katsaros (1919-98) reads in Greek his legendary poem “My Testament” (1950).

Theodoros Chiotis, editor, Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis

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