On Saturday, September 29th, 2012 the Oxford Society of Greece will be holding, for a second consecutive year, a series of readings by Oxford graduates who are also practicing poets and creative prose-writers in Greek, English or both. As last year, the event will be hosted by Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS-GR) in Nafplion (The Iatrou Building, Philellinon Square & Othonos, 1).
This year’s participants will include the award-winning North American poet Alicia E. Stallings, an Oxford alumna resident in Greece, who will read from her work. Stallings has published two books of poetry: Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award, and Hapax (Northwestern University Press, 2006), which won the Poets’ Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin H. Danks Award. She has also published a verse translation of Lucretius, The Nature of Things (2007). Ms. Stallings is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.
The program is below:
10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. 1st Session: Readings by five members of the Oxford Society, Cindy Camatsos, Aris Koutoungos, Charalampos Psarras, Nikolas Farantouris, Petros Stefaneas, and invited guests (poet-translator John Tripoulas and possibly one or two others).
2.00- 4.45: Luncheon & break
5.00-6.30: 2nd Session: A reading by Alicia Stallings (to be introduced by Ioannis Petropoulos)
Members of the public are very welcome. Coffee and refreshments will be offered at the Center in the morning and afternoon.