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Kimon Friar Lecture 2015

Twenty-First Annual Kimon Friar Lecture by Dr. Gail Holst-Warhaft

“They Drove Me out of Smyrna”
The Asia Minor Refugees and Their Influence on Modern Greek Music

When: Monday, December 7, 19:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library – Upper Level

Audience: Open to the public

For more information contact us at:
Tel: +30 210 600 9800 ext. 1456
E-mail: fineperformingarts@acg.edu


Dr. Gail Holst-Warhaft

Gail Holst-Warhaft was born in Australia. She has been a journalist, broadcaster, prose-writer, poet, academic, musician, and translator. In the 1970’s, while researching a book on Greek music, Holst-Warhaft performed as a keyboard-player with Greece’s leading composers, including Mikis Theodorakis. Among her many publications are Road to Rembetika (1975, 5th edition 2013) , Theodorakis: Myth and Politics in Modern Greek Music (Hakkert, Amsterdam, 1980), Collected Poems of Nikos Kavadias (1987),  Dangerous Voices: Women’s Laments and Greek Literature (Routledge, 1992), The Cue for Passion: Grief and its Political Uses (Harvard, 2000), I Had Three Lives: Selected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis (Livanis, 2005), and Penelope’s Confession (poems, Cosmos, 2007), Losing Paradise: The Water Crisis in the Mediterranean (Ashgate, 2010), Water Scarcity, Security and Democracy: A Mediterranean Mosaic (2014). She has published translations of Aeschylus, and of Greek poets and prose-writers including Iakovos KambaNELLIS AND Alki Zei. Her poems, articles and translations of Greek poetry have appeared in journals in the US (Literary Imagination, Bookpress, Seneca Review, Antipodes, Per Contra, Literary Matters), the U.K. (Agenda, Stand), Australia (Southerly), and Greece (Poetry Greece). She was Poet Laureate of Tompkins County for 2011 and 2012. A new volume of poetry and prose about Greece, The Fall of Athens, is forthcoming with Fomite Press.