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11 Νοέ 2022

James Wright

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

James Wright (1927–1980) was an American poet from Martins Ferry, Ohio. He spoke in defence of the lives of the disenfranchised. He is equally well known for his tender depictions of the bleak landscapes of the post-industrial American Midwest.   A Blessing Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota, Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass. And… (συνέχεια…)

15 Οκτ 2022

Michael Donaghy

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Michael Donaghy (1954-2004) was a poet and musician, born in New York City to Irish immigrant parents. He grew up in the Bronx. After earning a BA from Fordham University and an MA from the University of Chicago, he moved to London in 1985.   Machines Dearest, note how these two are alike: This harpsicord pavane… (συνέχεια…)

2 Οκτ 2022

Robert Creeley

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

          Robert Creeley (1926–2005) was a poet born in Arlington, Massachusetts. He grew up in Acton. At the age of two, he lost his left eye. In his later years he was an advocate of, and a mentor to, many younger poets, as well as to others outside of the poetry… (συνέχεια…)

23 Σεπ 2022

Robert Bly

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Robert Bly (1926-2021) was a poet, essayist, and activist from Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota.   The Buried Train Tell me about the train that people say got buried By the avalanche—was it snow? It was In Colorado, and no one saw it happen. There was smoke from the engine curling up Lightly through fir… (συνέχεια…)

17 Σεπ 2022

Russell Edson

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Russell Edson (1935-2014) was a poet, novelist, and illustrator from Connecticut.     The Floor The floor is something we must fight against. Whilst seemingly mere platform for the human stance, it is that place that men fall to. I am not dizzy. I stand as a tower, a lighthouse; the pale ray of my… (συνέχεια…)

15 Σεπ 2022

William Bronk

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

        William Bronk (1918-1999) was a poet from Fort Edward, New York. For his book, Life Supports (1981), he won the National Book Award for Poetry.                           The Smile on the Face of a Kouros This boy, of course, was… (συνέχεια…)

14 Σεπ 2022

Denise Duhamel

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Denise Duhamel (b. 1961) is a poet from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She received a BFA degree from Emerson College and an MFA degree from Sarah Lawrence College.                 Yes According to Culture Shock: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette of Filipinos, when my husband says yes, he could also… (συνέχεια…)

13 Σεπ 2022

Jack Prelutsky

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Jack Prelutsky (b. 1940) is a children’s poet from Brooklyn, New York.   Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens Last night I dreamed of chickens, there were chickens everywhere, they were standing on my stomach, they were nesting in my hair, they were pecking at my pillow, they were hopping on my head, they were ruffling… (συνέχεια…)

13 Σεπ 2022

James Schuyler

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

                  James Schuyler (1923-1991) was born in Chicago, IL, but he was inspired to write poetry when he moved with his family to East Aurora, NY, when he was 15 years old. However, his first major collection was published when Schuyler was 46 years old.   Sunday The… (συνέχεια…)

12 Σεπ 2022

Linda Pastan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Linda Pastan (b. 1932) was raised in New York City but has lived for most of her life in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. She has published 15 books of poetry and a number of essays.     A New Poet Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in… (συνέχεια…)

10 Σεπ 2022

Edward Dorn

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Edward Dorn (1929-1999) was a poet and teacher from Villa Grove, Illinois. He grew up in rural poverty during the Great Depression. He is often associated with the Black Mountain poets.   Heart of Copper The Candidate, answering a question about El Salvador, generalized by saying he thought we should support human rights everywhere they… (συνέχεια…)

10 Σεπ 2022

Carolyn Kizer

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Carolyn Kizer (1925–2014) was an American poet from Spokane, Washington. Her works reached into mythology, politics, and feminism. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.   The Ungrateful Garden Midas watched the golden crust That formed over his steaming sores, Hugged his agues, loved his lust, But damned to hell the out-of-doors Where blazing motes… (συνέχεια…)

9 Σεπ 2022

W. S. Merwin

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

W. S. Merwin (1927–2019) was an American poet from New York City. He wrote more than fifty books of poetry and prose, and produced many works in translation.   Beggars and Kings In the evening all the hours that weren’t used are emptied out and the beggars are waiting to gather them up to open… (συνέχεια…)

7 Σεπ 2022

Anne Sexton

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Anne Sexton (1928-1974) was a poet born in Newton, Massachusetts, known for her highly personal, confessional verse.               The Starry Night That does not keep me from having a terrible need of—shall I say the word—religion. Then I go out at night to paint the stars. —Vincent van Gogh… (συνέχεια…)

6 Σεπ 2022

Wendell Berry

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a poet from Newcastle, Kentucky. He continues to farm the land along the Kentucky River that his family has worked for two centuries.   Woods I part the out thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am silent there is singing around me…. (συνέχεια…)

5 Σεπ 2022

Alan Dugan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Alan Dugan (1923-2003) was a poet from New York City. He wrote with bemused sarcasm about mundane topics, infusing them with irony.   How We Heard the Name The river brought down dead horses, dead men and military debris, indicative of war or official acts upstream, but it went by, it all goes by, that… (συνέχεια…)

5 Σεπ 2022

Alicia Ostriker

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Alicia Ostriker (b. 1937) is a poet from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of sixteen poetry collections.   The Encounter with the Goddess There is one story and one story only That will prove worth your telling —Robert Graves, “To Juan at the Winter Solstice” That one story worth your telling Is the… (συνέχεια…)

3 Σεπ 2022

Robert Lowell

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell (1917-1977) grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Harvard University and Kenyon College.     Child’s Song My cheap toy lamp gives little light all night, all night, when my muscles cramp. Sometimes I touch your hand across my cot, and our fingers knot, but there’s no hand to… (συνέχεια…)

Fatemeh Shams is a contemporary Iranian poet, literary scholar and translator, currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and teaching Persian literature at the University of Pennsylvania.      Handwriting You can tell from my uneven hand from the hunched back of my “Shin” from the crooked lines of my “Noon” I’m under the lash of forgetting my… (συνέχεια…)

1 Σεπ 2022

Bes Bajraktarević

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Bes Bajraktarević is a Bosnian Ph.D. student in comparative literature at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the intersections of law, philosophy, and the humanities, as well as literary theory and criticism.   Three Citizens, a Flower Leaves in a pond in an almost-rose, a thirty-year-old defacement by a mortar shell explosion at my feet…. (συνέχεια…)

31 Αυγ 2022

Child Actor Audition

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Casting Elliott in E.T. Η ακρόαση για το ρόλο του Elliott στον Εξωγήινο   Ο ηθοποιός Henry Thomas (γεν. 1971) σε μικρή ηλικία περνά από ακρόαση για να πάρει το ρόλο του Elliott στην ταινία E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Ο Εξωγήινος). Film producer and director Steven Spielberg can be heard off camera saying, “Okay, kid, you… (συνέχεια…)

31 Αυγ 2022

Tony Sanders

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Tony Sanders (1957–2015) was a poet from New York City. He earned his BA from Yale University, MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and PhD from the University of Houston.   After Friendship These days there’s not much in the fridge to pick on except take-out spicy bean curd and a block of rice in… (συνέχεια…)

30 Αυγ 2022

James Longenbach

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Poet, critic, and professor James Longenbach (1959–2022) wrote primarily on modernist and contemporary poetry.   Second Life Accompanied To the Campi Flegrei By a shadow, She listened to voices rise From the darkness, Then recede. Instruments Sustained them. When one had finished Others played. False proportions Sung boldly. Rain on the roof tiles. O selve, o… (συνέχεια…)

29 Αυγ 2022

Gabriel Dunsmith

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Gabriel Dunsmith is an Appalachian writer and musician based in Reykjavík, Iceland. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa (είναι η παλαιότερη ένωση αριστούχων) from Vassar College. The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains (i.e. a group of mountain ranges) in eastern North America. Appalachia is a cultural region. It typically refers… (συνέχεια…)

28 Αυγ 2022

L. Renée

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer, living in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She enjoys research, exploring archives, and collecting oral histories to inform her work.   Mend My Mama had the gift of hand sewing—one perfect stitch after another perfect stitch, eyeballing the precise length of thread needed to repair what had ripped a gaping… (συνέχεια…)

26 Αυγ 2022

Kathleen Tankersley Young

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Poet and editor Kathleen Tankersley Young (1902–1933) was born in rural West Texas.   Question for Your Question For E.B. The leaf is stripped from the tree, Crisp gold at the edges With brown veins, now powerless Against the frightening wind. We took from the dark the terrible speeches, Syllables into sentences, The steep sea… (συνέχεια…)

22 Αυγ 2022

Frank Bidart

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Frank Bidart (b. 1939) is a poet from Bakersfield, California.   Song You know that it is there, lair where the bear ceases for a time even to exist. Crawl in. You have at last killed enough and eaten enough to be fat enough to cease for a time to exist. Crawl in. It takes… (συνέχεια…)

21 Αυγ 2022

Francisco X. Alarcón

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Francisco X. Alarcón (1954-2016) was a Chicano poet and educator born in Wilmington, California.   In a Neighborhood in Los Angeles Τranslated by Francisco Aragón I learned Spanish from my grandma mijito don’t cry she’d tell me on the mornings my parents would leave to work at the fish canneries my grandma would chat with… (συνέχεια…)

Go Greece!  

20 Αυγ 2022

Hughes Mearns

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Hughes Mearns (1875–1965) was an American educator and poet. Antigonish is a town in Nova Scotia, Canada.   Antigonish / I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… When I came home last… (συνέχεια…)

19 Αυγ 2022

David Wagoner

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

David Wagoner (1926-2021) was an American poet, novelist and educator born in Massillon, Ohio, and raised in Whiting, Indiana.   This is a Wonderful Poem Come at it carefully, don’t trust it, that isn’t its right name, It’s wearing stolen rags, it’s never been washed, its breath Would look moss-green if it were really breathing,… (συνέχεια…)

18 Αυγ 2022

Ada Limón

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Ada Limón (b. 1976) grew up in Sonoma, California. She became the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States in July 2022. She is the host of the acclaimed podcast The Slowdown and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.   The Contract Says: We’d Like the Conversation to be Bilingual When you come, bring your brown- ness… (συνέχεια…)

17 Αυγ 2022

Lucille Clifton

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) was an American poet, writer, and educator born in Depew, NY. She grew up in Buffalo, NY.   won’t you celebrate with me won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did i see… (συνέχεια…)

16 Αυγ 2022

Sacheen Littlefeather

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Sacheen Littlefeather represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, where she—on Brando’s behalf—declined the Best Actor award that he won for his performance in The Godfather. The favorite to win, Brando boycotted the ceremony as a protest against Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans and to draw attention to the standoff at Wounded Knee. During her speech, the audience’s response to Brando’s boycotting… (συνέχεια…)

15 Αυγ 2022

Tess Gallagher

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Poet, essayist, and short story writer Tess Gallagher was born in 1943 in Port Angeles, Washington, to a logging family.   Refusing Silence Heartbeat trembling your kingdom of leaves near the ceremony of water, I never insisted on you. I admit I delayed. I was the Empress of Delay. But it can’t be put off… (συνέχεια…)

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, born in Bsharri, Lebanon.   On Children And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They… (συνέχεια…)

12 Αυγ 2022

Eileen Myles

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Eileen Myles (b. 1949) is a poet from Cambridge, Massachusetts.   A Little Bit It’s a little bit true that the hole in my jacket pocket the breast pocket yeah all relaxed has a hole & pens keep slipping through one’s in the lining but this one perched now it’s a writing bird silly black… (συνέχεια…)

12 Αυγ 2022

Melissa Ginsburg

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Melissa Ginsburg grew up in Houston, Texas, and she is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Mississippi.   Tigers for Erik Lemke (1979-2012) 1. A hummingbird flies into a window that looks like the sky. Everything around here looks like the sky. The sky looks tiger striped. They call that kind… (συνέχεια…)

11 Αυγ 2022

Walt Whitman

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.   I Hear America Singing I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as… (συνέχεια…)

11 Αυγ 2022

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) was an American poet, painter, and social activist from Yonkers, New York. He moved to San Francisco in 1951.   To the Oracle at Delphi Great Oracle, why are you staring at me, do I baffle you, do I make you despair? I, Americus, the American, wrought from the dark in my… (συνέχεια…)

10 Αυγ 2022

Jay Parini

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Jay Parini (b. 1948)  is an American writer and academic from Pittston, Pennsylvania.   Some Effects of Global Warming in Lackawanna County The maples sweat now, out of season. Buds pop eyes in wintry bushes as the birds arrive, not having checked the calendars or clocks. They scramble in the frost for seeds, while underground a sobbing… (συνέχεια…)

9 Αυγ 2022

Jonathan Galassi

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Jonathan Galassi (b. 1949) is an American poet, translator and publishing executive from Seattle, Washington.   North of Childhood FOR B. Somewhere ahead I see you watching something out your window, what I don’t know. You’re tall, not on your tiptoes, green, no longer yellow, no longer little, little one, but the changeless changing seasons… (συνέχεια…)

9 Αυγ 2022

Otto Leland Bohanan

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Otto Leland Bohanan (1895-1932) was an African-American poet, composer and singer from Washington, DC.   The Washer-Woman A great swart cheek and the gleam of tears, The flutter of hopes and the shadow of fears, And all day long the rub and scrub With only a breath betwixt tub and tub. Fool! Thou hast toiled… (συνέχεια…)

8 Αυγ 2022

Jack Prelutsky

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Jack Prelutsky (b. 1940) is a children’s poet from Brooklyn, New York. This poem is the perfect way to learn about alliteration (παρήχηση) and have a smile on everyone’s face instantly. Prelutsky crafts the perfect poem of playful words and creative combinations.   Bleezer’s Ice Cream I am Ebenezer Bleezer, I run BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM STORE,… (συνέχεια…)

7 Αυγ 2022

Georgia Douglas Johnson

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Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966) was a female African American poet and playwright from Atlanta, Georgia.   My Little Dreams I’m folding up my little dreams Within my heart tonight, And praying I may soon forget The torture of their sight. For Time’s deft fingers scroll my brow With fell relentless art— I’m folding up my little… (συνέχεια…)

6 Αυγ 2022

Frank Horne

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Frank Horne (1899-1974) was a Black optometrist, administrator and poet from Brooklyn, New York.   Immortality To be forever young and ride like a tipsy Triton on the crest of a wave that is just forever breaking…. Days—an eternal dawning heralded with the fanfare of sun, Nights—a blaze of glory the swishing tail of a… (συνέχεια…)

4 Αυγ 2022

Toi Derricotte

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

On April 12, 1941, Toi Derricotte was born in Hamtramck, Michigan. She earned her BA in special education from Wayne State University and her MA in English literature from New York University.   Cherry Blossoms I went down to mingle my breath with the breath of the cherry blossoms. There were photographers: Mothers arranging their… (συνέχεια…)

29 Ιούλ 2022

Underground/Tube, Subway

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Athens, Greece ● The Athens Metro ● The London Underground, or Tube ● Τhe New York City Subway

25 Ιούλ 2022

Melanie Safka

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Melanie Safka (b. 1947)   Look what they’ve done to my song, ma Look what they’ve done to my song It was the only thing that I could do half right And it’s turning out all wrong, ma Look what they’ve done to my song Oh, look at what they’ve done to my brain, ma Look… (συνέχεια…)

Exploring the practices and materials used in ancient polychromy, this exhibition highlights cutting-edge scientific methods used to identify ancient color and examines how color helped convey meaning in antiquity, and how ancient polychromy has been viewed and understood in later periods. Polychromy is a significant area of study for The Met, and the Museum has… (συνέχεια…)

16 Ιούλ 2022

My Deepest Condiments

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

condiments (καρυκεύματα) λέξη που γράφτηκε κατά λάθος αντί για condolences (συλλυπητήρια), με αποτέλεσμα ο ποιητής να αντλήσει έμπνευση για το ποίημά του   Taylor Mali (born March 28, 1965) is an American slam poet, humorist, teacher, and voiceover artist, a 12th-generation native of New York City. I send you my deepest condiments was in no… (συνέχεια…)

12 Ιούλ 2022

Sneak a Peek

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We can now see deeper into space than ever before. Thanks to decades of engineering and scientific innovation, this James Webb Space Telescope image represents an exciting new chapter in the exploration of our universe.

“The Ballad of Mauthausen” is a cycle of four arias with lyrics based on poems written by Greek poet Iakovos Kambanellis (1922-2011), a Mauthausen concentration camp survivor, and music written by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021).     The Song of Songs How beautiful she is, my beloved! Ιn her everyday dress Αnd a little comb… (συνέχεια…)

9 Ιούλ 2022

Diamonds and Rust

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In the song, Joan Baez recounts an out-of-the-blue phone call from Bob Dylan, which sends her a decade back in time, to a “crummy” hotel in Greenwich Village (a neighbourhood in New York City) in about 1964 or 1965. She recalls giving him a pair of cufflinks, and surmises that memories bring “diamonds and rust”.

The technique employed by Bob Dylan to write the song was to construct the verses as a series of “lists” of the attributes of the eponymous Sad-Eyed Lady. These “lists” are complemented by a sequence of rhetorical questions about the Lady which are never answered within the song. The lyrics are glorious. The repeated long vowels give it a sonorous, romantic… (συνέχεια…)

7 Ιούλ 2022

Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Cajun: The American English “Cajun” is derived from Acadian French Cadien. The Cajuns Γάλλοι άποικοι που εκτοπίσθηκαν από τους Βρετανούς και κατέβηκαν από τον Καναδά στη Λουιζιάνα των ΗΠΑ, συχνά έχοντας γυρίσει πρώτα στη Γαλλία. Στη συνέχεια, αναμείχθηκαν με τους ιθαγενείς Ινδιάνους και άλλους λαούς. shrimp, prawn γαρίδα scampi γαρίδες πανέ (prawns fried in breadcrumbs)

Σαν Αντόνιο, Τέξας 1988 Ο Ντέιβιντ Ταλαμάντεζ, του οποίου η μητέρα είναι στη δουλειά, αφήνει το χαρακτηριστικό στίγμα του παντού στην αυλή του σχολείου. Έχει ένα χοντρό πάκο από χαρτιά με γραμμές και πετάει ένα-ένα τα φύλλα ψηλά στον αέρα, τα παρακολουθεί να πιάνονται στους προφυλακτήρες των αυτοκινήτων των δασκάλων, να παρασύρoνται και να καταλήγουν στην… (συνέχεια…)

5 Ιούλ 2022

One Moment in Time

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

(1988) Each day I live I want to be A day to give The best of me I’m only one But not alone My finest day Is yet unknown I broke my heart Fought every gain To taste the sweet I face the pain I rise and fall Yet through it all This much remains… (συνέχεια…)

4 Ιούλ 2022

As American as Apple Pie

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Ever heard of the saying “as American as apple pie”? Baseball is as American as apple pie. Even though every American probably has their favorite way to make apple pie, the traditional apple pie is a double-crust pie, with a filling of thin slices of apples, sugar, a small amount of flour, bits of butter, and spices such as cinnamon in… (συνέχεια…)

2 Ιούλ 2022

Civil Rights Act

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, and hands a pen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discriminatory practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries, and public schools…. (συνέχεια…)

28 Ιούν 2022

Jim Moore

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Jim Moore was born on June 22, 1943, in Decatur, Illinois.   Love in the Ruins 1 I remember my mother toward the end, folding the tablecloth after dinner so carefully, as if it were the flag of a country that no longer existed, but once had ruled the world. 3 Helicopter flies overhead reminding… (συνέχεια…)

Summertime, and the living is easy. Fish are jumping, and the cotton is high. Oh, your daddy’s rich, and your ma is good-looking. So, hush, little baby, don’t you cry. One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing. Yes, you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky. But ’til that morning, there’s… (συνέχεια…)

24 Ιούν 2022

The Weight of This World

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

“What about if you could have anything in this world, what would you want, sweet one?” He didn’t answer right away and she was quickly dreaming. “Family,” he finally said. “Family.” But she was already asleep. She never heard a word. — Εάν μπορούσες να έχεις κάτι σ’ αυτόν τον κόσμο, οτιδήποτε, τι θα ’θελες… (συνέχεια…)

19 Ιούν 2022

Eleni Sikelianos

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Born and raised in California, Eleni Sikelianos is the great-grandaughter of the Nobel-nominated Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos.   In the Airport A man called Dad walks by then another one does. Dad, you say and he turns, forever turning, forever being called. Dad, he turns, and looks at you, bewildered, his face a moving wreck… (συνέχεια…)

18 Ιούν 2022

Stephen Dobyns

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Lost A cry was heard among the trees, not a man’s, something deeper. The forest extended up one side the mountain and down the other. None wanted to ask what had made the cry. A bird, one wanted to say, although he knew it wasn’t a bird. The sun climbed to the mountaintop, and slid… (συνέχεια…)

18 Ιούν 2022

Stephen Sandy

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Solitude Cretan farmers still press their olives. Swallow retsina, tend their flocks. Our scholars know —oracular computers tell them so— it’s just as the Minoans did. Do we know them then, the Minoans? Is their debris ours too? Rather consider to what degree warehouse palaces are dazzlements, and through the dark mullions of romance see… (συνέχεια…)

16 Ιούν 2022

Wynton Marsalis

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Wynton Learson Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted classical and jazz music, often to young audiences. Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards, and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He is the only musician to win a… (συνέχεια…)

12 Ιούν 2022

Victoria Redel

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Psychic He said I must pay special attention in cars. He wasn’t, he assured me, saying that I’d be in an accident but that for two weeks some particular caution was in order, &, he said, all I really needed to do was throw the white light of Alma around any car I entered… (συνέχεια…)

11 Ιούν 2022

Marianne Moore

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

A Jellyfish Visible, invisible, A fluctuating charm, An amber-colored amethyst Inhabits it; your arm Approaches, and It opens and It closes; You have meant To catch it, And it shrivels; You abandon Your intent— It opens, and it Closes and you Reach for it— The blue Surrounding it Grows cloudy, and It floats away From… (συνέχεια…)

Lucy : [on seeing her escargot, she tries but fails to eat it]  Maybe if I had some ketchup. Waiter : Sauce tomate? Lucy : Yeah, sauce tomate. [the waiter goes to the kitchen, hardly believing his ears] Lucy : Lots of it! Lucy : [while the waiter is away, Lucy picks up a snail… (συνέχεια…)

6 Ιούν 2022

Andrew Hudgins

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

In the Well My father cinched the rope, a noose around my waist, and lowered me into the darkness. I could taste my fear. It tasted first of dark, then earth, then rot. I swung and struck my head and at that moment got another then: then blood, which spiked my mouth with iron. Hand… (συνέχεια…)

5 Ιούν 2022

Nikki Giovanni

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Knoxville, Tennessee I always like summer best you can eat fresh corn from daddy’s garden and okra and greens and cabbage and lots of barbecue and buttermilk and homemade ice cream at the church picnic and listen to gospel music outside at the church homecoming and go to the mountains with your grandmother and go… (συνέχεια…)

4 Ιούν 2022

Margaret Noodin

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

“This poem was written after hearing Kwame Alexander and Rachel Martin talk about Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech ‘I Have a Dream’ which was inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem ‘I Dream a World.’ With all we’ve lost and learned this past year, and all that remains to be repaired, I thought perhaps we should all… (συνέχεια…)

4 Ιούν 2022

Aaron Belz

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Love-Hat Relationship I have been thinking about the love-hat relationship. It is the relationship based on love of one another’s hats. The problem with the love-hat relationship is that it is superficial. You don’t necessarily even know the other person. Also it is too dependent on whether the other person is even wearing the… (συνέχεια…)

2 Ιούν 2022

Charles Simic

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Partial Explanation Seems like a long time Since the waiter took my order. Grimy little luncheonette, The snow falling outside. Seems like it has grown darker Since I last heard the kitchen door Behind my back Since I last noticed Anyone pass on the street. A glass of ice-water Keeps me company At this… (συνέχεια…)

30 Μαΐ 2022

Amanda Gorman

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

A poem concerning the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the United States. The Miracle of Morning I thought I’d awaken to a world in mourning. Heavy clouds crowding, a society storming. But there’s something different on this golden morning. Something magical in the sunlight, wide and warming. I see a dad with a stroller… (συνέχεια…)

20 Μαΐ 2022

Billy Collins

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Introduction to Poetry I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem’s room and feel the walls for a… (συνέχεια…)

12 Μαΐ 2022

Matthew Siegel

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

This poem isn’t interested in my exhaustion only how it can open itself, carve a valley through my fear. I want to name each feeling and let each name go. There is a place in me where I have never been sick. Bravery, let me speak of pain I thought was done with me yet… (συνέχεια…)

7 Μαΐ 2022

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

I Am Offering This Poem I am offering this poem to you, since I have nothing else to give. Keep it like a warm coat when winter comes to cover you, or like a pair of thick socks the cold cannot bite through, I love you, I have nothing else to give you, so it… (συνέχεια…)

4 Μαΐ 2022

e. e. cummings

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

l(a le af fa ll s) one l iness This is the first poem in his 1958 collection 95 Poems. When the text is laid out horizontally, it reads as l(a leaf falls)oneliness —in other words, a leaf falls (ένα φύλλο πέφτει) inserted between the first two letters of loneliness (μοναξιά). The other image, “oneliness”… (συνέχεια…)

3 Μαΐ 2022

John Ashbery

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

This Room The room I entered was a dream of this room. Surely all those feet on the sofa were mine. The oval portrait of a dog was me at an early age. Something shimmers, something is hushed up. We had macaroni for lunch every day except Sunday, when a small quail was induced to… (συνέχεια…)

26 Απρ 2022

Michael Ryan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Michael Ryan (b. 1946) is a poet from St. Louis, Missouri.   Spring (Again) The birds were louder this morning, raucous, oblivious, tweeting their teensy bird-brains out. It scared me, until I remembered it’s Spring. How do they know it? A stupid question. Thank you, birdies. I had forgotten how promise feels.   Άνοιξη (πάλι)… (συνέχεια…)

22 Απρ 2022

Maya Angelou

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Ο πρώτος της σύζυγός της ήταν Έλληνας. Το επώνυμό της —Αγγέλου— προφέρεται στα αγγλικά περίπου σαν Άντζελοου. Alone Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody… (συνέχεια…)

17 Απρ 2022

Raymond Carver

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Raymond Carver (1938-1988) was born in Clatskanie, Oregon and grew up in Yakima, Washington.   The Trestle I’ve wasted my time this morning, and I’m deeply ashamed. I went to bed last night thinking about my dad. About that little river we used to fish —Butte Creek— near Lake Almanor. Water lulled me to sleep…. (συνέχεια…)

9 Απρ 2022

Richard Brautigan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Your Catfish Friend If I were to live my life in catfish forms in scaffolds of skin and whiskers at the bottom of a pond and you were to come by one evening when the moon was shining down into my dark home and stand there at the edge of my affection and think, “It’s… (συνέχεια…)

4 Απρ 2022

Robert Penn Warren

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Tell Me a Story [Α] Long ago, in Kentucky, I, a boy, stood By a dirt road, in first dark, and heard The great geese hoot northward. I could not see them, there being no moon And the stars sparse. I heard them. I did not know what was happening in my heart. It was… (συνέχεια…)

29 Μαρ 2022

Nikki Grimes

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Last Word I am a door of metaphor waiting to be opened. You’ll find no lock, no key. All are free to enter, at will. Simply step over the threshold. Remember to dress for travel, though. Visitors have been known to get carried away. Η τελευταία λέξη Είμαι μια πόρτα (μεταφορικά) που περιμένει να… (συνέχεια…)

13 Μαρ 2022

Joseph Bruchac

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Prints Seeing photos of ancestors a century past is like looking at your own fingerprints— circles and lines you can’t recognize until someone else with a stranger’s eye looks close and says that’s you.   Αποτυπώματα Βλέποντας φωτογραφίες προγόνων έναν αιώνα μετά είναι σαν να κοιτάζεις τα δικά σου δακτυλικά αποτυπώματα— κύκλοι και γραμμές που… (συνέχεια…)

28 Φεβ 2022

Brendan Constantine

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

This Page Ripped Out and Rolled Into a Ball A rose by any other name could be Miguel or Tiffany Could be David or Vashti Why not Aya which means beautiful flower but also verse and miracle and a bird that flies away quickly You see where this is going That is you could look… (συνέχεια…)

22 Φεβ 2022

Franz Wright

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Franz Wright (1953-2015) grew up in the Northwest, the Midwest, and California. His father, James Wright, was also a poet.   To Myself You are riding the bus again burrowing into the blackness of Interstate 80, the sole passenger with an overhead light on. And I am with you. I’m the interminable fields you can’t… (συνέχεια…)

19 Φεβ 2022

Alberto Ríos

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

When Giving Is All We Have One river gives Its journey to the next. We give because someone gave to us. We give because nobody gave to us. We give because giving has changed us. We give because giving could have changed us. We have been better for it, We have been wounded by it—… (συνέχεια…)

8 Ιαν 2022

Rebecca Elson

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

We Astronomers We astronomers are nomads, Merchants, circus people, All the earth our tent. We are industrious. We breed enthusiasms, Honour our responsibility to awe. But the universe has moved a long way off. Sometimes, I confess, Starlight seems too sharp, And like the moon I bend my face to the ground, To the small… (συνέχεια…)

5 Ιαν 2022

Josephine Miles

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Location I set my heart out in the noontime sun, Telling it to grow warm. There is a space of warmth in the sky above, said my heart, But not here. I put my heart out by the blazing fire, Begging it to grow warm. There is a space of warmth on the ground below,… (συνέχεια…)

5 Ιαν 2022

Langston Hughes

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Songs I sat there singing her Songs in the dark. She said, I do not understand The words. I said, There are No words. Τραγούδια Κάθισα εκεί τραγουδώντας της τραγούδια στο σκοτάδι. Είπε: — Δεν καταλαβαίνω τα λόγια. Είπα: — Δεν υπάρχουν λόγια.

5 Ιαν 2022

Shel Silverstein

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Where did you get such a dirty face, My darling dirty-faced child? I got it from crawling along in the dirt And biting two buttons off Jeremy’s shirt. I got it from chewing the roots of a rose And digging for clams in the yard with my nose. I got it from peeking into a… (συνέχεια…)

16 Δεκ 2021

Edward Field

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Edward Field was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York.   The Farewell They say the ice will hold so there I go, forced to believe them by my act of trusting people, stepping out on it, and naturally it gaps open and I, forced to carry on coolly by my act of being imperturbable, slide… (συνέχεια…)

4 Δεκ 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

“We will go there, we will demand to be heard, and we will stay until America responds. If this means forcible repression of our movement, we will confront it, for we have done this before. If this means scorn or ridicule, we embrace it, for that is what America’s poor now receive. If it means… (συνέχεια…)

17 Νοέ 2021

Philip Levine

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Philip Levine (1928-2015) was an American poet best known for his poems about working-class Detroit.   The Rains The river rises and the rains keep coming. My Papa says it can’t flood for the water can run away as fast as it comes down. I believe him because he’s Papa and because I’m afraid of… (συνέχεια…)

4 Νοέ 2021

William Carlos Williams

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) was born in Rutherford, New Jersey.   This Is Just to Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold Αυτό είναι απλώς για να πω Έχω φάει τα δαμάσκηνα που… (συνέχεια…)

2 Νοέ 2021

Joyce Kilmer

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Trees I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her… (συνέχεια…)