Η έκδοση αυτή προσφέρει μια εκτενή δίγλωσση επιλογή από το σύνολο των συλλογών του πολυβραβευμένου ποιητή Νίκου Φωκά για πρώτη φορά σε αγγλόφωνους αναγνώστες.
One of the most important figures in contemporary Greek letters, Nikos Fokas was born on the Greek island of Kefalonia in 1927 and educated in Athens. From 1960 to 1974 he lived in London and worked in the Greek division of the BBC World Service. Along with several volumes of fiction and critical essays, he has published 14 books of poetry - the most recent of which are Collected Poems: 1954-2000 (Ypsilon, 2002) and Free Theme: J Prose Poems (Estia, 2005) - and 11 volumes of translations, including, from English, the work of Thomas Hardy, Thomas de Quincy, Robert Frost and Philip Larkin. His own poems have been translated into English, French, Serbo-Croat, Bulgarian and Italian. An Honorary Fellow at the University of Iowa, and a former Stanley J. Seeger Writer-in-Residence in the Hellenic Studies Program, Princeton University, in 2005 he received the two highest honors in Greek letters-the Grand Prize in Literature from the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Medal of Distinction in Letters from the Athens Academy of Arts and Sciences-both of which were awarded for lifetime achievement.
A resident of Greece for many years, Don-Schofieid has published poems, essays and translations in numerous American and international journals. A Creative Writing Fellow in the Hellenic Studies Program at Princeton University, he has two volumes of poetry to -Of Dust (March Street Press, 1991) and Approximately Paradise (University Press of Florida, 2002}- and is the editor of Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece (Truman State University Press, 2004). He lives inThessaioniki, where he is currently the Dean of Perrotis College, a branch of the American Farm School.
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