Demosthenes Agrafiotis

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 14:30

A Poetry Reading Demosthenes Agrafiotis, visiting from his home in Athens, Greece, is an experimentalist who deftly combines poetry, painting, photography, intermedia, and performance with the written poem. He has authored over 13 books of poetry (in Greek and French) and essays (dedicated to analyzing different forms of art as cultural phenomenon), and exhibited his photography, paintings, drawings, and installations internationally, with a special interest in the relations between art and new technologies. His anthology-formatted magazine Clinamen (1980–90, co-published by Erato Publications in Athens, 1991–94) presented an amalgam of Greek poetry and art alongside work from Europe and America (with many first translations into Greek of prominent American and European poets). Also Professor of Sociology at the National School of Public Health in Athens, Demosthenes Agrafiotis will be making his first San Francisco appearance. This event was co-sponsored by the Poetry Center, SFSU.