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In words (done): An evening dedicated to the poet Bill Knott

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In the ninth, now established, annual tribute to American poetry, the Hellenic American Union in collaboration with the Hellenic American College (HAEC) and "With the words (done)" presents for the first time in Greece an evening dedicated to Bill Knott. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 19:30, on the YouTube channels of the Hellenic American Union and "With the words (it is done)" and on the facebook of the Hellenic American Union.

Ο Bill Knott (1940-2014) was born in Carson City, Michigan. In 1968 he published his first collection of poems entitled The Naomi Poems: Corpse and Beans, under the pseudonym Saint Gerard, a fictional character who had committed suicide two years before the publication of the work. The collection received rave reviews and aroused the interest of poets such as James Wright, who called Knott "unquestionably intelligent". Knott taught at Emerson College for more than 25 years, published many poetry books, and was awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Guggenheim Scholarship. Linguistically ingenious and humorous, with a wide range of subjects and a recognized work, Knott finally decided to make all of his poems available online for free.

After eight stops in the past years, in emblematic forms of American poetry - Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Duncan, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound and Robert Frost - "With the words (done)" introduces the Greek public a lesser known but special poet. Eighty-one years after the birth of Bill Knott, his poems are translated - for the first time in Greek - translated by 13 Greek poets.

In this tribute, the following have been invited to read translations made in selected works by Bill Knott: Orpheus Apergis, Mary Giosi, Antonia Gounaropoulou, Giannis Doukas, Katerina Iliopoulou, Lefteris Zacharioudakis, Panagiotis Ioannirgis, Lena Kalleis Artemis Michailidou, Christiana Mygdali, and Costas Plisiotis.

The original poems are read by Gregory Barton, Chris Sakellaridis and Stephen Tagle.

Bad habit

At least once a day,
every day,
to ensure that the person
my
it is not at all compatible with God
I smile.

trans .: Giannis Doukas

To a dead friend

Mourning clothes
worn upside down
would be white
if things were right
if the opposites prevailed

If the truth prevailed
then you and I.
we would be two
instead of one
where we became

trans .: Mary Giosi

 

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021, at 19:30

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