Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News at Eleven: Asked to describe the mood

in Greece today, she did not mince words. "Darkness and chaos," she said, drawing on a cigarette.

Ms. [Kiki] Dimoula may have a flair for the dramatic, but her words are always chosen carefully. Her poetry--spare, profound, unsentimental, effortlessly transforming the quotidian into the metaphysical, drawing on the powerful themes of time, fate and destiny, yet making them entirely her own--has earned her a near-cult following in Greece.

from The New York Times: Inside a Greek Poet's Work, a Reflection of Her Country's Hard Times


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