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Non-conformist poet Dinos Christianopoulos passes away at 89

Enfant terrible of Greek contemporary literature,  poet Dinos Christianopoulos passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday. The real name of the short stories author, essayist, researcher and published was Konstantinos Dimitriadis. Christianopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, to a family of refugees from Eastern Thrace. He studied at the …

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Great Greek poet, Kiki Dimoula, passed away at 89

Great Greek poet, Kiki Dimoula, passed away on Saturday afternoon, following days in intensive care unit of a private hospital in Athens. According to a statement issued by the hospital she died of a heart failure following suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In one of her speeches about …

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Great Greek poet and songwriter Manos Eleftheriou passes away

Greek Greek poet and songwriter Manos Elefteriou passed away at the age of 80 in early Sunday morning. The famous and successful yet very modest poet was one of the few important intellectual personalities of contemporary Greece still alive. He wrote several poetry collections, a few novels and short stories …

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Awarded poet Kiki Dimoula on the …xenophobic bench

Many Greeks were stunned to hear poet Kiki Dimoula sitting on the xenophobic bench. Speaking at an event organized by movement Atenistas, Kiki Dimoula let the public know “I can’t stand migrants in Kypseli. They occupy all benches.” Dimoula reportedly also said “I am afraid to come out of home, because they steal”. …

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Athens: Poet Consults in …Bridge Construction?

At first I couldn’t believe my eyes. Then the news “What does a poet and a bridge have in common?” published on Greek internet.  A blog revealed that a poet has been hired as consultant for the construction of a pedestrians/school children bridge over one of the main roads of Athens, Kifisias street. There is a …

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