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Chapbook Series

The aim of the series is to showcase the diversity of poetry by emerging and established Greek-Australian poets.

Cost: AU$10.00 for each chapbook

Author: Dimitris Tsaloumas
Title:  A Winter Journey
Date of publication: 2014

Dimitris Tsaloumas was born and raised on the island of Leros, Greece and emigrated to Australia in 1952, settling in Melbourne. His first publication The Observatory was published in 1983 (as a bilingual edition) winning the Australia Book Council Award for best literary book of the year. He has since published many more collections, in English, including his latest Helen of Troy and Other Poems (UQP) and has won several major Australian awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Angela Costi
Title: Lost in Mid-Verse
Date of publication: 2014

Angela Costi was born in Melbourne of Greek-Cypriot parents and she belongs to the so-called second-generation of Greek-Australians who write and publish in English. She has published several collections of poetry: Dinted Halos (Hit&Miss Publications, 2003); Prayers for the Wicked (Floodtide Audio, 2005) and Honey and Salt (Five Islands Press, 2007). Honey and Salt was shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: M.G. Michael
Title: Keepers of a Great Memory
Date of publication: 2015

M.G. Michael was born in Sydney, the son of a Greek-Cypriot father and Greek mother. He holds a PhD from the Australian Catholic University and is presently an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, in the School of Information Systems and Technology. Michael’s poetry and short stories have previously been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies, including Southerly, Coastlines, Westerly, Ulitarra, Studio and Five Bells, and his essays have appeared in Quadrant and The Conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Dina Amanatides
Title: Fragile World/Efthrafstos Kosmos
Translator: Kyriakos Amanatides
Introduction: Judith Rodriguez
Date of publication: 2016

Dina Amanatides was born in Meligalas, a township in the Peloponnese, Southern Greece. After completing her secondary education in Athens, she migrated to Australia in 1958, and has since been living in Melbourne with her family. Dina is a prolific writer, and her literary work - written in the Greek language - covers poetry, short stories, scattered thoughts (short aphorisms), which deal with existential and philosophical issues, and plays. Dina's first selection of poems to appear in English was Dreams of Clay, Drops of Dew, translated into English and with an Introduction by Konstandina Dounis (Owl Publishing 2011). This chapbook gives a further taste of Dina's short aphorisms, and is introduced by Judith Rodriguez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Erma Vassiliou
Title: Desire
Date of publication: 2016

Erma Vassiliou arrived in Australia from her native Cyprus in 1987. She is a true child of the vast Greek diaspora, migrating with her family in 1952 to the then Belgian Congo in Africa and then being sent to Athens to study at Saint Joseph's French school where she was immersed in the study of French language and literature. Since her arrival in Melbourne, she has published a prodigious body of work including poetry collections, short stories and an autobiography in three volumes - all in Greek. She also has a PhD in Linguistics and speaks many languages. This work is the first to be written in English and contains poems which are an outpouring of strong passion intermingled with irony and quick wit. Erma is what Antigone Kefala has called a 'flamboyant' poet, and Australian poetry should embrace new poets whose first language is not English.