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παράξενος κόσμος που λέει πως βρίσκεται στην Αττική και δε βρίσκεται πουθενά / George Seferis, In the Manner of G.S. (1936)

παράξενος κόσμος που λέει πως βρίσκεται στην Αττική και δε βρίσκεται πουθενά / George Seferis, In the Manner of G.S. (1936) 1280 853 Athens in a poem

Τι θέλουν όλοι αυτοί που λένε πως βρίσκουνται στην Αθήνα ή στον Πειραιά;

δρόμοι φτιαγμένοι με φωνές και χαλίκια / Lefteris Poulios, ‘Roads’ (1973)

δρόμοι φτιαγμένοι με φωνές και χαλίκια / Lefteris Poulios, ‘Roads’ (1973) 640 426 Athens in a poem

Δρόμοι – στιλπνά σκούρα χταπόδια τούτης της χώρας μου, που πάνω σας δίχως μορφή και δίχως βάρος πορεύεται το μέλλον.Κούρσες, πούλμαν, δεξαμενόπλοια, κάποιο ποδήλατο και κανένα σπουργίτι που κυλά τις…

«Η ουτοπία είναι εδώ κάτω απ’ τα τσιμέντα» (Οι δρόμοι της Αθήνας / Streets of Athens)

«Η ουτοπία είναι εδώ κάτω απ’ τα τσιμέντα» (Οι δρόμοι της Αθήνας / Streets of Athens) 1056 715 Athens in a poem

Photographs of Manolis Tsafos Μusic by: Stress – Athens Burning Γενιά του Χάους – Κοινωνικά Υποπροϊόντα Γενιά του Χάους – Χορός της Σιωπής Stress – Αθήνα

Echoes of Harlem in Athens! – ‘Seabattle of Salamis Took Place off Perama’ by Allen Ginsberg, Piraeus, 1961.

Echoes of Harlem in Athens! – ‘Seabattle of Salamis Took Place off Perama’ by Allen Ginsberg, Piraeus, 1961. 960 640 Athens in a poem

If it weren’t for you Mr Jukebox with yr aluminium belly roaring & thirty teeth eating dirty drx. yr eyes starred round the world, purple diamonds & white brain revolving…

poetic reality no8: The loss of the meaning of truth (dedicated to poet-put-on-trial Ashraf Fayadh)

poetic reality no8: The loss of the meaning of truth (dedicated to poet-put-on-trial Ashraf Fayadh) 432 640 Athens in a poem

I will have to sidestep my memory And claim that I sleep well. I’ve got to tear out the questions That have come looking for a rationale, to get convincing…

Acropolis like any Golgotha, by Allen Ginsberg (Athens, 1961)

Acropolis like any Golgotha, by Allen Ginsberg (Athens, 1961) 308 255 Athens in a poem

‘The light thru Parthenon columns is a great white-blue solid color – like looking thru eyesockets of a skull.’ Allen Ginsberg, Athens, Fall 1961. From a letter to his father…

Urban frame no7: Bleeding poetry in an urban non-place.

Urban frame no7: Bleeding poetry in an urban non-place. 2268 1512 Athens in a poem

May 1, 1978; Vouliagmenis Avenue. At 1.58 in the morning, a green fiat driven by Alekos Panagoulis goes off course and crashes into a basement garage. The driver is instantly…

poetic reality no7: 1950s Athens as Palimpsest: A BBC Radio Play by Louis MacNeice

poetic reality no7: 1950s Athens as Palimpsest: A BBC Radio Play by Louis MacNeice 500 489 Athens in a poem

Read in the November 2015 issue of Transnational Literature: The problem of Athens: ‘The most famous and one of the oldest cities in Europe, but it’s hard to think of…

An Athenian Nocturnal Archaeology III: On Alexander the Great Street

An Athenian Nocturnal Archaeology III: On Alexander the Great Street 977 1322 Athens in a poem

Scrappies are the shamans of the transfiguration of matter. They are the alchemists of the eternal flow and kinesis of objects. They keep their cyclical movement alive. Descending into the…

An Athenian Nocturnal Archaeology II: Down Socrates Street

An Athenian Nocturnal Archaeology II: Down Socrates Street 977 1308 Athens in a poem

In the early hours of Friday morning young men wearing sleepless eyes and exhausted faces white caps worn out blue jeans and, occasionally, pale brown robes, walk down Socrates Street…

An Athenian Nocturnal Archaeology I: At the end of Rest Street

An Athenian Nocturnal Archaeology I: At the end of Rest Street 977 1308 Athens in a poem

By day I caress ornithomorphic figurines bodies of clay strange hybrid forms three-quarter animal one-quarter human. By night I photograph creatures with large beaks and colourful plumage pinned like butterflies…

editorial no2: Ever wondered what Greek urban poetics sound like?

editorial no2: Ever wondered what Greek urban poetics sound like? 640 427 Athens in a poem

Athens in a poem is a website dedicated to the collection of material on urban poetics. It intends to aid an ongoing discussion on what created the particular Greek urban…

παράπλευρο no6: νεκρή Ατλαντίδα / Atlantis is dead

παράπλευρο no6: νεκρή Ατλαντίδα / Atlantis is dead 478 244 Athens in a poem

Ένα καράβι γεμάτο ανθρώπους. Χαρούμενοι παραθεριστές; Ψαράδες; Ναυαγισμένοι; Απαλά καθώς σκάει το κύμα ένα χέρι φυτρώνει στην ακτή και η παραλία μια σειρά γκρεμισμένα τείχη Ατλαντίδα που αργά αναδύεται –…

στης Κοκκινιάς τα παλιά προσφυγικά / old refugee houses in Nikaia, Athens

στης Κοκκινιάς τα παλιά προσφυγικά / old refugee houses in Nikaia, Athens 150 150 Athens in a poem

Εσύ, διωγμένη, λαβωμένη, που κουβάλησες μέσα σ’ ένα μικρό πεσκίρι όλο το βιός σου από την Ιωνία, δυο κάρβουνα απ’ την πρώτη Εστία, ένα χωμάτινο ζωγραφιστό λαγήνι, μια φέτα φεγγαράκι,…

παράπλευρο no5: Houdini is dead

παράπλευρο no5: Houdini is dead 612 612 Athens in a poem

We are all out of sensational escape acts.

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