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Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry: Introduction

Van Dyck, Karen

Not since the Colonels’ Dictatorship in the early 1970s, when poets such as Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke, Jenny Mastoraki, and Pavlina Pampoudi first appeared, has there been such an abundance of poetry being written, nor such a multitude of projects undertaken. Indeed, the historical affinity does not stop there: it is those same poets of the Dictatorship who are doing the lion’s share of mentoring in the new generation. The present anthology samples this living tradition, bearing witness not only to the hard lives being led in Greece and the Balkans today, but also to what poetry does best: offering new ways to imagine what can be radically different realities.

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Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry
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New York Review of Books

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October 4, 2017
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