The Wind Under My Lips

Cyprus : The Wind Under My Lips

Book Presentation by Stephanos Stephanides.

(A bilingual collection of poetry and prose published by To Rodakio Publications, Athens, April 2018)

Translated into Greek by Despina Pirketti
With an introduction by Stavros S. Karayiannis

Welcome greeting by Yiannis Toumazis, Director of NiMAC

Julia Tsiakiris (To Rodakio Publications)
Phoevos Panagiotidis (Professor of Theoretical Linguistics and Chair Dept of English Studies, University of Cyprus)
Stavros S. Karayiannis (Associate Professor in Humanities, European University Cyprus, and Managing Editor of Cadences: a journal of literature and the arts in Cyprus)
Despina Pirketti (Literary translator)
The author

VENUE: Garden of Old Powerhouse
DATE: 18 June 2018 at 7:00 pm
DURATION: One hour

(Drinks will be served)

Stephanos Stephanides is a poet, essayist and memoirist, translator, ethnographer and documentary filmmaker. Born in Trikomo, Cyprus, he grew up in the UK, where he completed his PhD at Cardiff University. He spent six years teaching literature at the University of Guyana. He lived in Washington DC for seven years before returning to Cyprus in 1992 as part of the founding faculty of the University of Cyprus. In 2017 he retired from UCY as Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Selections of his poetry have been published in over twelve languages. He has been awarded fellowships by the Commonwealth Foundation at the University of Warwick, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the Jawarhalal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (India), and the International Writers Program of the University (Iowa). He has been awarded a writer-in-residence place at the Rhodes Centre for Writers and Translators (Greece). In 1988 he was awarded first prize for poetry by the American Anthropological Association, and in 2012 his film Poets in No Man’s Land won the first prize for Video Poetry at the Nicosia International Film Festival. He has twice been judge for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, 2000, 2010), is a Fellow of the English Association and a Cavaliere of the Republic of Italy.

Selected publications: Translating Kali’s Feast: the Goddess in Indo-Caribbean Ritual and Fiction (2000) and Blue Moon in Rajasthan and other poems (2005).


Monday, June 18th, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00


19 Palias Ilektrikis Street
Nicosia, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
Phone: 22797400

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