Eco-Diary 2015

This calendar is another, the second, eco-calendar, and includes, this time, pictures of birds, flowers, bees and butterflies from the Greek nature.

 This calendar is another, the second, eco-calendar that shows images from the rare beauty of Greek nature, but –at the same

time– of the ineffable beauty of the photographer’s wandering in this nature.

 

Private Edition, Athens 2015

Eco-Diary 2013

This diary is a diary with photographs from Kerkini.
This time, a new subject is included in its photographs apart from birds: Butterflies. Each one of its pictures corresponds to a month of the year
And at the same time
Each one of its pictures is an attractive invitation of escaping from the life of routine in the city.
Therefore,
Each one of its pictures is a re-minder of the beauty that certainly still exists out there, far away, in order for us to see it, but that hereby, has totally disappeared
from our usual sight.
This diary is a diary with photographs from Kerkini.
Still, it is not called Eco-Diary because – as some would misleadingly assure us – its subject is snapshots of ‘ecological’ interest (the birds and the butterflies, the lake and its landscape). It is called Eco-Diary (Oiko-imerologio) because by this name we would like to declare – to claim, that in reality, it is a photo-diary of our own house (oikos in ancient greek), that it of our life’s own autonomy where they so brutally eradicated us from, so ingeniously alienated us from, in so many special techniques they formed us so that, today, we think of this oikos as of something weird and strange to us, something almost exotic, scientifically interesting and touristically beautiful, something economically/commercially exploitable when this is the foundation for the most important and valuable thing there exists for us: it is the foundation for our life, our own life.

Photographing Birds in Greece

The photographs of this album are the result of the photographer’s many years of wanderings in all the wetlands of Greece, like Kerkini, Nestos, Evros, Prespes, Amvrakikos and Kalloni in Lesvos island.

The theme of all this photographs is the same: the birds the moment they are flying or wooing with each other, the moment they are floating on the waters of a lake or are ready to fly; a movement that symbolizes freedom.

All photos introduce us in a rare, almost unknown side of the Greek nature and its beauty. They stimulate the senses, make us more aware of the dangers that threaten the environment and finally make us realize the need of protecting nature.

Apart from 268 photos, the album includes an essay on the moral and aesthetic issues that concern the relation between the man and the birds, written by the photographer. At the end of the photographic album there are two indexes as well: the first index includes, in the Greek, English and Latin languages, the names of the birds that appear in the photos and the other index refers to the names of the places and wetlands where the photos were captured.

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Eco-photography

I.M. Panagiotopoulos School Editions, Athens 2002.

The term «Eco-photography» is used as the title of this album in order to name the kind of photography, which its photographs belong into. It is about photographs of birds from many Greek wetlands. These photos address to the senses, primarily to the eyesight, bringing along with them two invitations for this last one. By the first one, they invite it for a short time period, to abandon the daily experience of the city that, when it does not make it indifferent to everything, it tires it out or, even more often, it fills it with anger or disgust by its scenes. By the second, they invite it to discover, or to remember, that there still exists, at least for the time being, that side of nature and environment that has not yet been polluted or  vanished by disaster; and it is this other side of Greek nature and environment that the     photographs of this album invite the eyesight of their viewer to love.

 

Christmas in Miltos Sachtouris’ Poetry. The Reflective Dialectic and its Bleeding Segments

Prologue Yiannis Dallas

Ikaros Editions, Athens 2008

In this study prefaced by Yiannis Dallas, the author deals with the theme of Christmas in Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry. Firstly, the study figures out that Christmas and all that is related to it, in Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry do not appear as the common religious, social and personal celebration of joy but are transformed into a celebration of death when the historical circumstance is a circumstance of dreadfulness and death for man and the society which he lives in. Based on this apprehension, the author follows subsequently the specific causes of this transformation of Christmas in Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry, its extend and its tension as well as its depth. Finally, he examines Sachtouris’ suggestion for overcoming this domination of horror, despair and death which takes place in an historical, social and religious level: this overcoming of horror and death lies, according to Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry, in the redeeming intervention of art, of poetry and of the creator-poet himself.

 

CONTENTS

 

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BETTING WITH THE DARKNESS

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly

MAY DAY

Fields in Mourning

The Woodcutter

METAMORPHOSES

Missing

Hope

 

Govosti Editions, Athens 2013

The Blood of Dreams

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly

THE BIRDS OF MEMORY

ENDYMION

THE EYES

POSTSCRIPT OR (NEW YEAR’S) EVE

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The Secret Quay

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly

 

The Contest 

In a street in the old neighbourhood

There where

Christmas Easter and a wedding

were played out on a makeshift platform

There

children’s blood has been flowing since morning

without yet having dried

From there

emerged

untouched metal

silence

to blow the whistle

for the celebration’s end.

In a street in the old neighbourhood

There where

the dust

– this too a voice of silence –

knows how to spread itself

only

 the flower’s imprint

has resisted

        and the half-moon shining on it.

In a street in the old neighbourhood

on a makeshift platform

in the blood of the dust and the silence

again the wretched die will soon be cast

But your imprint will remain ever untouched.

Prayer 

Tomorrow no matter what we have to pray

Lest the mud smothers the flowers

Lest in the back that smiles

that old knife is stuck.

  Tomorrow no matter what we have to pray

  before our house empties completely

  and we let our goodnight

  (so to speak good night)

  like a howl

  be heard.

Tomorrow no matter what we have to pray.

For today Good night to you, Mr Dexter,

our pitiful spectator.

The Load 

No one looks at us journeying

for in the plain

Crazy horses

are trampling the lilies

No one looks at us journeying.

And yet

high up in sky

many birds

fly as though laughing

both at the horses

and the lilies.

For

Yes, we’re journeying

Together with that bagel bought by a bird

and poisoned

Together with that photo of the child who climbed a ladder

and was killed.

Yes it’s with these that we’re journeying

In case

tomorrow or the next day at most

the plain gives

water to the sky

and we’re resurrected.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anemone and Vertigo

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly

Contents

THE SNOW

THE PHOTOGRAPH

THE MAGIC SCALE

 

 

 

Nea Poreia Editions, Thessaloniki 2002

Persephone’s Arithmetic

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly

Contents:

THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY

PERSEPHONE’S ARITHMETIC

THE PERFORMANCE

FOR NEW YEAR’S DECORATED SHIP

 

 

Nea Poreia Editions, Thessaloniki 1996

The Tray with the Specks

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly

Contents

THE BINDING

IN THE PHOSPHORIC MILLS

THE CASHING OF MYTH

THE (CHILDREN’S) PLAYGROUND

THE DESCENT

NOTES ON THE STILLNESS OF SNAKES

THE ANNIVERSARY

Looking Glass

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly

THE NON-EXISTENCE OF MITROS LITZAS

HOLLOW

SUN-CONCEALED

BEASTLINESS

 

Nea Poreia Editions, Thessaloniki 1982

 

IN-BETWEEN (METAXY) THE REVEALING AND THE LOSS OF PHILOSOPHIZING (PHILOSOPHEIN)

This text neither opines on the causes of the losing of philosophizing (philosophein) nor does it opine on the conditions conducive to its revealing. This text does not rule on all the above, as it does not want to dogmatize and it does not want to dogmatize, because it is permeated by the suspicion that dogmatizing obscures the horizon of questioning (aporein), and consequently of philosophizing.

This is the reason why, then, the current text is outlined in the form of seven reflexive questions on philosophizing, i.e. seven meta-questions, which are focused on the in-between of the revealing and the loss of philosophizing; therefore, the evolution of this text constitutes an atopia, an atopia though undoubtedly declarative –due to its content thereof– οf both the undisturbed will which defends the revealing of philosophizing and of that obsessive passion which strives for not losing this philosophizing itself.

The seven meta-questions of this text, refer to the following topics: whether it is necessary for philosophizing to have as its subject matter its own biopolitical space; whether the project of philosophizing should be its adjustment to the established reality or –to the contrary– its transgression; whether the fundamental condition of the existence of philosophizing is the autonomy of its imaginary from the established thinking; whether philosophizing should be a keystone of subversion or a tool for the pursuit of benefits; whether the hegemony of representation limits the heuristic of philosophizing and its abandonment further extends it; whether the non-continuous self-examination and non-periodic self-negation of philosophizing lead to totalitarianism.

CONTENTS

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