Phoebe Giannisi and Brian Sneeden at the Center for Hellenic Studies

Oct, 31 2023 | 3:00 PM

Phoebe Giannisi and Brian Sneeden at the Center for Hellenic Studies

Center for Hellenic Studies

Address: 3100 Whitehaven St NW
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip: 20008

Please join us at the Center for Hellenic Studies for a selection of poetry readings and performance by Greek poet Phoebe Giannisi and Giannisi’s poet-translator Brian Sneeden, in conversation with Laura Jansen.

Award-winner Phoebe Giannisi (Athens, 1964) is amongst Greece’s foremost contemporary poets. She is the author of eight books of poetry, three of which, Homerica (2017), Chimera (2019), and Cicada (2022), have now been translated into English by poet-translator Brian Sneeden. Her award-winning work focuses on field of ecopoetics, on the polyphony of voices attached to place, and the ethnography of the animated subjects that inhabit it. Bodies, weather, earth, seeds, orality, writing, love, female condition, mythic personas, sound, multiplicity, language, and animal beings constitute the primary subjects for Giannisi’s poetic activity. This hybrid event offers a unique opportunity to experience Giannisi’s performative poetry both in modern Greek and English, followed by an in-conversation about her multimediatic poetic practice and thought.

This event will be held virtually on Zoom, as well as in person. Please register here for the Zoom.

In person registration will open closer to the date of the event, and will be capped at 35 people.