The winning poets at the Palamidi fortress with the town of Nafplio and Bourtzi in the background.

2022 July trip to Greece for the Michael Marks Award-winning poets

August 1, 2022

Last July CHS Greece welcomed the two winning UK poets of the Michael Marks Awards for poetry pamphlets: Rowan Evans, 2019 winner with "The Last Verses of Beccán" (Poetry Award), and Rhys Iorwerth, 2020 winner with "Carthen Denau" (Poetry in a Celtic Language Award).

As part of their awards, the two poets visited various places in Greece, starting off from Olympia where they attended the annual ...

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2015 Jul 16

Paros Poetry Conversation and Translation Symposium

Thu Jul 16 (All day) to Sun Jul 26 (All day)


Paros, Greece

The Paros Symposium is an annual meeting of Greek and U.S. poets, translators, and editors. The symposium, which met for the first time in 2004, was motivated in the words of its organizers, Greek poet Siarita Kouka and U.S. poet Susan Gevirtz, in the hope of “altering our orientations to our own languages and writing, as well as expanding our understanding of the social contexts in which we (respectively) make our work. Observing that we were not alone in this hope and these needs, we proceeded to invite others.” The symposium met for six years during the last week of June on the island...

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Art of Poetry

Our words are the children of many people.
George Seferis, “On Stage, 6”, Three secret poems
Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard

  • Dates: May 7-8 & 28-29, 2022 (11:00am - 3:00pm)
  • Location: CHS Greece Nafplio
  • Organized by: CHS Greece
  • Open to: Those who have endeavored to delve into the poetic discourse and its challenges (up to 15 participants)
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Michael Marks Charitable Trust & CHS Greece

CHS Greece and CHS US, in cooperation with the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, a UK-based foundation, created the Michael Marks Poets in Residence program in 2009. Since then, UK poets who win the "Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets" in London and Edinburgh (a.k.a. the Callum MacDonald Award) have been participating in the "Michael Marks Poets in Residence Program" at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece. As resident poets, they were spending two weeks between historic...

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