Absence, Inspiration, Creation | Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke | TEDxAthens

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Published on September 12, 2017
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Legendary poet and translator Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke explores the uncharted waters of life, love, hate, and pain in a touching, yet brutally honest, talk that reveal many untold stories of her past. Poet and translator Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke was born in Athens in February 1939. Her father, whose origins were from the Bosporus, spoke seven languages. As the god-daughter of Nikos Kazantzakis, it was with his prodding that she published her first poem called “Monaxia” (Loneliness) at the age of 17. She has studied foreign languages in Athens, France, and Switzerland. She has published 18 books (mostly poetry collections) that have been translated into more than 10 languages.

Her most recent book in prose “Soliloquy of Loneliness” was published at the end of 2016. She has translated 56 books (mainly poems) including Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Pushkin, Mayakovsky (from Russian) and she has received international awards. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx