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Nobel laureate poet Odysseas Elytis was born on this day

Odysseus Elytis was one of the most important Greeks. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1979. He was one of the select members of the so-called "generation of the nineteen thirties" in the field of artistic creation.

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Foreign diplomats stay at home and recite Greek poetry (vid)

In order to raise public awareness and spread the message that we are all together in this struggle, the General Secretariat for Public Diplomacy, Religious and Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs created a video in support of the "Stay Home" campaign, which it posted on the ministry's facebook.

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Greek Poetry in the West Village

By Yanna Darilis

On a cold crisp night, I headed downtown to the quaint Cornelia café in the West Village to warm up with the readings of a compilation of poems written about Greece by Greeks, Greek–Americans and Philhellenes. This poetry reading event has been going on for the past few years. It was organized by The Greek -American Writers Association, and hosted by the known poet, Penelope Karageorge.

  • Published in Diaspora
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