DIMITRIS
LYACOS

POENA DAMNI

Z213: EXIT

POENA DAMNI

WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BRIDGE

POENA DAMNI

THE FIRST DEATH

Welcome to the official compendium of information and resources on the contemporary author Dimitris Lyacos. Along with news on current publications, here you will find regular updates on readings and other events as well as reviews and interviews in journals and other literary sources.

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Transpoesie 2018
Reading at the Balassi Institute

Oct 2018 | READINGS & EVENTS

Transpoesie 2018 - Brussels October 2018 - Reading at the Balassi Institute - 11 October 2018, 8pm

POENA DAMNI: THE TRILOGY
3-Book Box Set. 1st Revised Edition, Published by: Shoestring Press

Oct 2018 | books

One of the most original and significant works to have come out of Europe in the new millenium is Dimitris Lyacos' trilogy, Poena Damni. Despite its short length, the text took over a period of thirty years to complete with the individual books revised and republished in different editions during ...

Your Impossible Voice
THE FIRST DEATH by Dimitris Lyacos (Second Edition)

Oct 2018 | reviews

In Dimitris Lyacos’s The First Death densely layered fragments fluidly reference the Bible and Classical Greek literature. The white space around these passages heighten the stark sense of loneliness present in the book. The desperation in this book explores a thanatic urge through multiple vectors. [...]

An interview with Dimitris Lyacos
John Taylor Interviewing Dimitris Lyacos

May 2018 | publications

Your name appears on various lists of postmodern literature, among others, in the new edition of Fran Mason’s Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater. In fact, you are the only Greek author included in a volume spanning more than half a century of postmodernism. In the “Lyacos” entry of the dictionary, your work is classified as late modernist/postmodernist and you are also mentioned in the preface as a postmodernist author ...

WindyCity Greek
A feature on Dimitris Lyacos on WindyCity Greek

Apr 2018 | reviews

Greek poet and playwright Dimitris Lyacos is someone you should know. From one poet about another, here’s why. Just in time for National Poetry Month!

De Homère à Lyacos
An Overview of Greek Poetry

Mar 2018 | READINGS & EVENTS

Café poétique organisé par le Centre d'Animations de Lesparre-Médoc. for more info visit this link events365.fr

An interview with Dimitris Lyacos
The Gulf Coast Journal

Feb 2018 | publications

An interview with Dimitris Lyacos in The Gulf Coast Journal. Winter/Spring 2018, Texas, USA.

Alamblog
Z213: EXIT (French Edition)

Jan 2018 | reviews

C'est un texte polymorphe, qui met en oeuvre tous les signes de l'ultramodernité, ce que l'on appelait autrefois l'avant-garde, pour renforcer sa densité "transgenre" et l'étrange de son propos.

Poets Live Paris
A reading on the occasion of the 2nd edition of The First Death

Dec 2017 | READINGS & EVENTS

POETS LIVE, Paris. A reading on the occasion of the second edition of The First Death featuring Dimitris Lyacos and his French translator Michel Volkovitch. 17 December 2017, 19.00, Paris, France.

Z213: EXIT French Edition
Poena Damni. Translated by Michel Volkovitch, Published by: Le Miel des Anges

Nov 2017 | BOOKS

Une évasion, des trains, des soldats, une Bible annotée, la nuit qui s’étend, l’effort pour se cacher, pour se souvenir, l’homme une errance en forme de cauchemar, cache-cache avec la mort ou peut-être aussi avec Dieu. Z213 : Exit est la première partie d’une trilogie, Poena Damni, ...

Z213: EXIT in German-Romanian Anthology
Border portraits

Nov 2017 | publications

Z213: EXCERPTS IN GERMAN/RUMANIAN ANTHOLOGY KLAK VERLAG, BERLIN/TIMISOARA, RUMANIA