The Poetry of Phoebe Giannisi - Readings, Performance, Conversation

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 7:00pm
Phoebe Giannisi
Brian Sneeden
Laura Jansen
Harvard University and online

at Harvard University and online

A hybrid event held at the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University on Tuesday 31 October 2023, 3-4.30pm (EDT) 

Phoebe Giannisi (Athens, 1964) is amongst Greece’s foremost contemporary poets. She is the author of eight books of poetry, three of which, Homerica (2017), Chimera (2019), and Cicada (2022), have now been translated into English by poet-translator Brian Sneeden. Her award-winning work focuses on the field of ecopoetics, on the polyphony of voices attached to place, and the ethnography of the animated subjects that inhabit it. Bodies, weather, earth, seeds, orality, writing, love, female condition, mythic personas, sound, multiplicity, language, and animal beings constitute the primary subjects for Giannisi’s poetic activity.

This hybrid event offers a unique opportunity to experience Giannisi’s performative poetry both in modern Greek and English, followed by an in-conversation with Laura Jansen about her multimediatic poetic practice and thought.


Please see Harvard University website for further details, including a link to register for online attendance >>

Digital Programme

Download a copy of the digital programme here: The Poetry of Phoebe Giannisi Programme PDF


For enquiries, please contact the organizer, Laura Jansen at

In collaboration with:

  • the APGRD (University of Oxford)
  • the Bristol Poetry Institute (University of Bristol)
  • the Michael Marks Trust
  • New Directions Publishing