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Poetry. Winner of the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. Translated from the Greek by John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis. Demosthenes Agrafiotis's MARIBOR is a book of thoughts, impressions, expressions and reflections from his travels to Hesperia (Western Europe) in the period 1980-90. The book is concerned with the constantly elusive identity of E ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by The Post-Apollo Press (first published 2010)
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Jun 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Maribor is a collection of poetry from Demosthenes Agrafiotis that focuses on the complexities of old versus new, especially in relation to civilization and historical regions in Europe. The title comes from Maribor, a city in Slovenia, and in many of the poems, we see the poet's intention to try and make sense out of what remains from the past when combined with new attitudes and new technology. He refers to "the ridiculousness of names" and how people are "alive in a dead language". He asserts ...more
Mar 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love love the fragmented lyric. So glad I know John Sakkis or I'd never have read this.
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Amazing book with a stellar translation.
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Demosthenes Agrafiotis is active in the fields of poetry/ painting/ photography/ intermedia/ installations and their interactions. He has a special interest in the relation between art and new technologies. His book Maribor (The Post-Apollo Press) was awarded the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation, Chinese Notebook (Ugly Duckling Presse) appeared later the same year, bot ...more
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