Thursday 24 October 2019
Dionysis Kapsalis on Giorgos Seferis
With the Jannis Psychopedis SNFCC exhibition as a starting point, a new series of lectures is launched, focusing on major Greek poets and their work through the eyes of a different distinguished speaker each month.
In October, author and director of National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation (MIET) Dionysis Kapsalis will talk about Giorgos Seferis’s “auditory imagination”; the sounds and cadences of his poetry, where “senses and mind meet upon a word,” and meaning is united with “an ancient magical order”. Kapsalis will speak of the need to go back and listen to the intimate voice of Seferis’s poetry, to enunciate it so that we may hear it, sparkling clear now, as it has always been, and reach below the sediment of time and habit to allow it to surprise us yet again.
Simultaneous translation into the Greek Sign Language will be provided.