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“the gouged marble, the graffiti scrawls,
the statue standing like something outraged
remind you, you who yearned to live beyond this,
that hope marked you too.”
from ‘This City’ by Adrianne Kalfopoulou
Futures features some of the most daring new voices in Greek poetry, together with international poets with Greek connections. These bold, impassioned and critically aware texts stake new poetic and political ground: they articulate what it means to live in a time when capitalism is buckling under its own weight and new ways of living and thinking seem to be emerging. In a time of crisis, Futures calls for solidarity, resistance and poetry as a political paradigm.
Dimitris Allos, Orfeas Apergis, Vassilis Amanatidis, Marios Chatziprokopiou, Theodoros Chiotis, Emily Critchley, Yiannis Doukas, Nikos Erinakis, Phoebe Giannisi, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Κaterina Iliopoulou, Panayotis Ioannidis, D.I. (Dimitra Ioannou), Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Patricia Kolaiti, Dimitra Kotoula, Alexios Mainas, Christodoulos Makris, Sophie Mayer, Stergios Mitas, Eftychia Panayiotou, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Stephanos Papadopoulos, Eleni Philippou, Stamatis Polenakis, Nick Potamitis, George Prevedourakis, Theodoros Rakopoulos, Kiriakos Sifiltzoglou, Eleni Sikélianòs, A. E. Stallings, Yiannis Stiggas, Barnaby Tideman, Maria Topali, Tryfon Tolides, Thanasis Triaridis, Thomas Tsalapatis, George Ttoouli, Universal Jenny, Steve Willey.
Excellent … launches a counter-offensive against the inhuman and mystifying terminologies of high finance … [Chiotis's] translations have such vitality that they mesh seamlessly with the English language poems.
Times Literary Supplement
“I want to gatecrash history,” reads the graffiti in one photo. This impressive anthology does just that.
Friday 16 October 2015
FRANKFURT Book Fair (Greek Stand)
Presented by Vangelis Hatzivassiliou
Thursday 12 November 2015
OXFORD 41 Wellington Square
Friday 13 November 2015, 6.45pm
LONDON Free Word Centre
Wednesday 2 December 2015
ATHENS Deree, American College of Greece
Thursday 18 February 2016, 7pm
ATHENS Onassis Cultural Centre
Wednesday 6 April 2016
CYPRUS Pharos Arts Institute, Nicosia
Wednesday 3 August 2016
LONDON Poetry Library, Southbank Centre
Audio Recording of Futures Launch, 13 November 2015, Free Word Centre
Cover design by Ben Anslow
Published 5 November 2015
a bold and timely anthology
Theodoros Chiotis (editor) is a poet and literary theorist. His work has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Greece, the UK, the US, Sweden, Croatia and Australia. He is Project Manager at the Cavafy Archive (Onassis Foundation) and a DPhil candidate in the Department of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford. He lives in Athens.