Eleni Vakalo (1921-2001) was first published in 1944, thus considered among the poets of the Greek “First Postwar Generation”. Her modernist poems are characterized by humor and a playful disposition. She was also a renowned author of art history and theory books. From 1944 to 1978, she published 13 poetry books, most of which were included in the 1995 edition entitled The Other Face of the Thing.
The collection Selected poems, published in 1997, is considered the climax of her work.
For the event, fourteen poets select, read and comment poems by Eleni Vakalo: Orfeas Apergis, Mary Yossi, Anna Griva, Katerina Iliopoulou, Panayotis Ioannidis, Dimitra Kotoula, Alekos Lountzis, Pavlina Marvin, Iana Boukova, Olga Papakosta, Alexandra Plastira, Christos Siorikis, Maria Topali and Marios Chatziprokopiou.